FFFA! Farewell Flaherty.

It’s the end of another work week, and that means it’s time for another Friday Free-for-all post!

This is our usual end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend.

Rest in Peace Flaherty
Tal defends canada from bears
Clark not paid to promote company
Ranks of homeless seniors grow
Market faces spring test
The kids still want to buy
265 sq feet oughta do it
Whats happening on the coast?

So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!

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@112 MarKoz: FTA:

“Commuters who struggle with the crowded municipal bus service openly envy the spacious tech shuttles filled with their iPad-tapping passenger”

Envy as a motive was a given. Google removes commuters from overcrowded municipal infrastructure and beat poets and rabble-rousers go apoplectic over ‘elitist visuals’?
I guess someone has to flip the burgers.

Son of Ponzi

G&M headline:
“Chinese buyers flooding London real estate with cash”.
If one says the same thing happened in Vancouver, one would be labelled a racist.

Truthier than thou

Making them sign some documents they don’t even understand, wiping out the population with diseases, eradicate their culture, confine them to reserves and keep them on permanent dependence….yeah, that’s the proper way to do it. Not this paying high price for everything and make the locals rich way.

So you believe that the Chinese are trying to colonize Vancouver?


@LL – Yeah, I guess the Chinese immigrants should have done it the proper European way when they take over a place…

Making them sign some documents they don’t even understand, wiping out the population with diseases, eradicate their culture, confine them to reserves and keep them on permanent dependence….yeah, that’s the proper way to do it. Not this paying high price for everything and make the locals rich way.


@BPOM – Well I don’t think they would want to associate with a hate filled racist hypocrit like you either….


“Corporate security guards have started to make a discreet appearance as the protests escalate. The core grievance is one keenly felt by almost everyone in San Francisco: the way the tech sector has pushed up housing prices in the city and made it all but unaffordable for anyone without a six-figure salary. ”



McDonald’s foreign worker practices face growing scrutiny. Workers coast to coast say franchisees discriminate against Canadians

As a result of our inquires, Employment Minister Jason Kenney’s office said the “urgent investigation” launched last week after Go Public’s story about a Victoria McDonald’s franchise has been expanded.

Kenny is shocked, shocked that McD’s has been turning down Canadian applicants in favour of TFW’s. What’s “urgent” is the Cons’ desire to cover their asses in this fiasco.

This program is inherently flawed and should simply be scrapped.



You’re a real creep. Why don’t you use your REAL NAME and make those same claims?

Afraid of a mega-libel lawsuit?

If not, you should be.

Heard Herd selling

Gee whiz every sales center has balloons everywhere in attempt to capture fool’s attention and $, the Village sales center, the one that’s been in business for over 6 yrs, they’ve given up, better money in selling city owned condo for cheap and then flipping again for capital gain and 2 commish. Barb Penny’s know the city I’m to lose 500 million, what’s another 3,4, or 5? He’s condom king I betcha Gregory Robertson to wimpy to call him out, or maybe he benefit too$$$ or hump bump each other. Rumour has Ot they are swingers, Gregor plays on both teams

Heard Herd selling

Barb Pennies likely sold some shell company the condos for cheap and flipped them, boom pad the pocket, sales have been bad he’s now pulling stunts like this to keep sales flowing, and income too! All envoled should be sent directly to jail and rot


Here’s tomorrow’s story:


I personally think it’s about knowing the other person (abroad) who you’re going to flip to. It’s all about moving money between Comrades. But I don’t have proof.


“Chinese company Zhejiang Xingrun Real Estate Co collapses with debts of $625 million” , Sydney Morning Herald


“A Chinese real estate developer with more than half a billion dollars in debt has collapsed and its largest shareholder detained in what could be a further sign of financial stress in the world’s second largest economy.”


Kenny was in Ireland not too long ago trying to encourage TFW to apply for the building trades


Makaya, too bad about your buddy but it’s about time – asssuming of course this isn’t just another feint or misdirection play from Kenney & Company.

TFW program should be cancelled outright…


For what it’s worth, Canada Immigration is cracking down hard on the TFW scheme. A colleague of mine, from the UK, just got his work visa extension denied and been asked to “stop work immediately and leave the country”. Apparently, my company had not made “enough effort to recruit locally”. My colleague is an engineer with not easy to find skills and had been in Canada for 2+ years…


aa4 You have touched on a very important fact. The days of well paid blue collar jobs are long gone. We even have too many lawyers, accountants and doctors never mind lower skilled jobs. This is a worldwide event and there are very few developed countries where the masses do well. Maybe Germany and Sweden but they have very high productivity and even they are under pressure. To understand why you have to know of two major thrusts worldwide. It took me a long time to understand this and I wish I had know it earlier. The first is that the developed countries from Italy, to the Uk to Spain, from japan to Canada to the US have promised their population benefits (now known as entitlements) which they could never hope to afford. The way to get elected was to… Read more »

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