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Toronto Grabage Strike

Tue Jul 09, 2002 11:54 pm

As a fellow toronto aera resident I try to watch the news but all it is is the Garbage strike. As i dont live in Toronto can some people from toronto tell me your thoughts and if you think it will be ove by the time the pope comes for world youth days.

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RE: Toronto Garbage Strike

Wed Jul 10, 2002 12:21 am

Considering Rochester is DOWNWIND from Toronto...You think you guys can rectify this problem soon? We don't need another reason to be called Crapchester.
 
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RE: Toronto Grabage Strike

Wed Jul 10, 2002 12:23 am

Airontario,

I can't tell you exactly how it looks, but I do have a friend that is in Toronto right now and all she has said is that it is a bit messy for her tastes. Sorry I couldn't help out any more than that!

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RE: Toronto Grabage Strike

Wed Jul 10, 2002 1:23 am

Thanks Chris, go to http://www.pulse24.com if you want info.

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RE: Toronto Grabage Strike

Wed Jul 10, 2002 6:33 am

I simply do not know who to be more disgusted with, the striking garbage collectors, or the general populace of Toronto. These "poor" strikers are earnign starting wages of CAD$41,000 per year, plus incredible benefits, so cry me a river, boys. You boys want guaranteed job security? Give me a break, this is the real world, so open your eyes. As for unions themselves, I have had little if no respect or tolerance for them. They were formed at a time in labour history when many labour laws were not in effect (I am referring to Canada), and when there perhaps was a genuine need for workers to be protected. I am sick and tired of cities and consumers being held hostage by the incessant whining and, in many cases, unreasonable demands of the dinasour-age bargaining units. Also, arrows aimed at our embarrassment of a mayor, Mel Lastman, for allowing this to get to this stage.

As for Torontonians, never have I been more disgusted and revolted at the large number of pigs who reside here. True colours really do come out in a time of crisis. Many parts of the city are absolutely revolting, due to garbage simply being dumped anywhere. Not to mention people simply discarding fast food wrappings, coffee cups. etc., right on the sidewalks. We now have a growing problem with rats (lovely, eh?). There may be a strike in effect, but certainly this does not warrant a majority of Torontonians to show little if no regard or respect for the city they live in. I am absolutely embarrassed to have tourists see our usually pristine and sparkling city in this state. And I would like to know just when the provincial government is going to get off their asses and legislate the strikers back to the job. There is a very serious health hazard in effect here, only made worse by the current high temperatures and humidex levels. Hello!???

Anyone out there planning to visit Toronto this summer? Stay away. Many Torontonians do NOT want you to remember our beautiful city in its current state. It's temporary. But, unfortunately, memories of a visit here, right now, would last.



 
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RE: Toronto Grabage Strike

Wed Jul 10, 2002 8:54 am

Actually I live in downtown Toronto & I don't really notice the garbage strike. There isn't that much garbage visible on the streets.

As for ending the strike in time for the Pope's visit, who cares? Most Torontonians are not Roman Catholic and hence don't give a shit about the Pope's visit. Indeed, he will just tie up traffic.

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RE: Toronto Grabage Strike

Wed Jul 10, 2002 11:08 am

Hooray!! Garbage Strike!!


That means that the trucks from Toronto that dump your stinkin' trash in my State of Michigan will stop, for a little while at least!!


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RE: Toronto Grabage Strike

Wed Jul 10, 2002 11:12 am

Believe it or not N312RC, but Michigan actually lobbied hard for Toronto's garbage. It's big business!

Actually, I argue that a garbage strike is actually GOOD for the environment in the long term. As garbage piles up, it forces people to think about the 3 R's: reduce, reuse, recycle.

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RE: Toronto Grabage Strike

Wed Jul 10, 2002 1:00 pm

If you want to kiss your girlfriend where she stinks, you take her to Toronto!!!
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RE: Toronto Grabage Strike

Thu Jul 11, 2002 3:46 am

Yyz717
what do you mean the pope with just tie up traffic Aww I think its a little late for that.

Interms of the garbage I think its funny that people in T.O. are trowing out larger house hold items such as carpets and couches etc just out onto the street. I was suppost to be taking a visit to toronto a week ago but didn't go due to the garbage.

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RE: Toronto Grabage Strike

Thu Jul 11, 2002 4:04 am

Fly_yhm:

Actually I like Rochester, but you know how it is. You take cheap shots on where you live. Its all in fun.
 
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RE: Toronto Grabage Strike

Thu Jul 11, 2002 4:22 am

B747ca, Actually I do have a female Pen-pal in Toronto, and there is no way in hell I would say that.
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RE: Toronto Grabage Strike

Thu Jul 11, 2002 10:50 am

My condo on the Toronto waterfront is high enough that I can see the lights of Rochester on a clear night across Lake Ontario (unless.....it's the lights of Havana or Caracas maybe).

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Toronto Grabage Strike

Thu Jul 11, 2002 12:04 pm

Wow, Yyz717 must be raking in some serious cash to live in a lake-view condo...

Anyways, streets don't look that bad; I've seen worse.

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