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j.k.

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  1. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/us-business/southwest-eyes-northern-push-threatening-air-canada-westjet/article19783679/#dashboard/follows/
  2. Of course there are die-hard NDPers and Liberals... but that has nothing to do with my statement for a lack of support on this bill. Note chockalicious' statement. A small "c" conservative who doesn't like it and is reconsidering his vote. Gives you an idea of the lack of support for this law. So few people who have really looked at it like it. And the ones who do like it don't care what was in it, they are CPC all the way.
  3. Without vouching you could show up at the polls with a Canadian Passport, Birth Certificate, SIN card and Health Card and be refused voting. IMO vouching is more about affirming "this is where I live and I have a right to vote in this riding" than I have absolutely no ID and want to vote. I had to vouch for my wife in the last election because we had recently moved, hadn't changed our DLs to Ontario yet and she hadn't saved any mail that would qualify for proof of residence in the riding. But as JO pointed out... vouching is the tip of the iceberg on this bill and is being floated out front because it is perhaps easier to draw support from everyone with a drivers license with a current address on it who it won't affect. With the exception of CPC supporters, who would ride the Harper ship to the bottom of the sea if told, this law has no support. Not from electoral officers, experts, academics or the majority of Canadians. The fact hat Poilievre sought no input from outside the CPC on writing this act, has dismissed every criticism, even from experts called to testify in the commons committee, and will not consider amendments is telling of his attitude and the purposes behind it.
  4. Did I say I was in favour of a YTZ monopoly? No. You're like some sort of neo-con ultra-partisan! "If you're not with me you're against me." And changing the statement while you're at it. You're the guy who said: Ummm... maybe you haven't noticed but it's pretty much all you talk about. It's like some kind of second coming... the Teal Saviour... ... and theBean has been called to smite the Beast Raccoon. I think your message clearly has ulterior motives given your past with the Teal Saviour and whether your message is on or not is irrelevant because you carry on and on... business model, sustainability, capacity, pricing, reporting, your current issue with monopoly is just the flavour of the times on Porter from you. I have said earlier, I would be happy to see them disappear. I don't like Porter. But the boy has been crying Bullsht too long and why? Not for the sake of the poor people of downtown Toronto who deserve LCC service from their doorstep. For other unannounced motives? Corporate shill planting beans to discredit the competition? Some sort of I-am-always-right narcissistic personality disorder? Likely... something... but I don't really care.
  5. Clearly you have not. Just a pro-consumer-crusader doing his bit... Jeeezus.
  6. Okay... so I looked up flights... Random sampling from PD/WS/AC for tomorrow... City / PD / WS / AC Chicago /1223 / 1187 / 966 Boston / 831 / NA / 837 ewr/lga / 411 / 359 / 386 DC / 630 / 1225 / 637 Montreal / 253 / 258 /259 Ottawa / 339 / 301 /301 Halifax / 292 / 331 / 331 What's the problem here... Looks like they are all in the mix there... buck here, 40 bucks there, all in the range though. I never have looked for myself but I don't see where your claims are supported by this data.
  7. I didn't say I believed prices drop when supply was regulated. I said there is a maximum price that the market will bear and that determines the price. If TH was the only donut shop in town and wanted $5 for a maple dip, I guess I'd stop eating donuts. So in the case of Porter if they are charging it and the market is buying it instead of going to Pearson what's your problem? Kitchener/Hamilton a few bucks cheaper to YYC and I bet WS makes out better on a cost perspective with lower landing and gate fees than Pearson... they prefer people there over yyz so I think I'd expect that. If price was higher than Pearson they'd lose people to Pearson - it is what that market will pay. Re: Fair trade- it is a small movement and there are detractors but it puts ownership and profits into communities, most recognized in coffee production - over 1 billion lbs. of coffee produced last year was certified, but year over year growth continues and it will represent close to 10% of worldwide production this year. McDonalds, Starbucks, Second Cup, Nestle are in so it's not insignificant and consumers obviously don't reject the idea of a few coins more for a social improvement rather they appreciate it. I won't be checking prices because I could care less, I guess I'm obtuse like that. (Why exactly do you care again?) Besides, I'm sure there will be more rivetting reports from Mr. Dufresne - Wrongly Convicted Consumer Crusader to look forward to.
  8. Fair trade. Market price of donuts. Transborder last minute. Any comment or did you ignore that because your ideas on that are flawed? Again, I don't particularly like Porter, I don't think they're profitable, nor should they get a virtual monopoly. I have little doubt they would get their clocks cleaned with AC or WS or both in there with a share of slots, and I'm sure their time is limited. But I reject your general arguments as arrogant and self-serving... speaking of ducks.
  9. "support higher wages, perhaps you should consider paying 131% more for your coffee" it's called Fair Trade and it is worldwide and growing multi-billion dollar movement with aims at sustainability enviromentally/socially. Even supported now by multi-nationals such as Nestle and Starbucks. Public doesn't seem to have a problem with the premium as products are often marked as fair trade. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_tradehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_trade re:donut monopoly... if the market could bare the price monopoly or not I think TH would charge it. But very few people want a donut bad enough to pay $5 so the market sets the price range between suppliers in the city. re:CDN tags across the border. What does that have to do with Porter walk up fares? Isn't that more a comment on the federal taxes imposed at our airports, on all our carriers? Do you think buddy who needs a last minutes Chicago trip drives from downtown TO for 2 hours, waits an hour in the border line just to save a couple hundred out of BUF on his airfare?
  10. Pot calling the kettle? Seriously though, IF Porter is indeed charging a premium and people are buying it good for them. No love lost here for Porter, I'd love to see them canned and relegated into the history books but if they can charge '000s of bucks for a walk up and the person wants to pay it good. Be nice to see more money coming in to relieve the continuous push down on CASMs by industry waging war on wawcon.
  11. Trolling on internet forums crusading the same schtick over and over for what, the past five years? Then waving your 8 figure bank account as some sort of a justification for your apparent personality disorder like you're the only millionaire in the country and we should be impressed? Pathetic. Just sayin'... As a word of advice you should learn a new dance, It's not that I disagree I'm just sick of hearing it... put that effort into writing your MP or something.
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