FLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 5031 posts, RR: 50 Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1587 times:
There was this popular misconception amongst airliners.net users, that Montreal was the no.3 HQ city in Canada, behind TOronto and Calgary.. several posters questioning the entrepeneurial integrity of the city.
The following thread should help those who are in doubt.
Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1558 times:
True Mark. Montreal and Calgary are just very different. Some friends who came to visit from Calgary last weekend were surprised at the amount of stores our downtown has (and how they all offer different products and remain profitable). Montreal is still a city with almost 4 million people. On a per-capita basis I would say Calgary is richer, but overall we still have a much larger and diverse population.
Airplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1537 times:
Several large companies were preparing themselves to move out of Montreal if Quebec separated. I would suggest the whole separation issue may be the reason for some favouring Calgary over the last few years.
Although I really like Montreal (and don't care for Calgary much) I personally wouldn't consider Montreal as corporate headquarters in the present political environment unless I dervied the majority of my business from Quebec.
AC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1532 times:
What political climate, separatism is practically dead. Of course we won't be able to write a final obituary until certain language laws are repealed or altered. Still, its quickly becoming a non-issue.