Man unfortunately thats the truth. People push for Quebec independance, but what constitutes Quebec?? Quebec is a vast baron land, where nearly what 65% of the population lives in 5% of the land. Both metro regions have posted economic gains, and are starting to post immigration/population gains. But for the remainder of the province (excluding Gatineau/Ottawa as well), votes PQ and pro-sovreignty?? WHY?
Good question..but those who making the money making desicions, and those who have the importance dont have a say... yes, Quebec and Montreal overwhelmingly voted Liberal on both federal and provincials counts, yet we still have these PQ clowns here, PQ the ones who just claimed that Quebec's fight for independence is like WWII.. (WTF?).
When the founders of democracy asked for representation by population, we really have a sick and twisted model. But this sick and twisted model keeps the rural areas somewhat populated, and ensure that Canada is not Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver! Again another fine catch-22.... We talk about economic progress, but which parts of the country are really advancing (Montreal, Calgary, Toronto and to a minor-scale Vancouver/Edmonton/Halifax/Ottawa)... oops, im on a rant here.. better stop before I get blasted
I strongly believe in JetsGo's plan. There are many people that dont have the oppurtuniy to fly to Montreal from Sept-Iles, Abitibi and Saguenay, instead opt for bus, train, car, jog, walk, hitch-hike, or dont even go at all... why?
Like anything else, let's say you have X amount of people travelling between two cities. How much can low-fare unrestricted service increase demand for travel between two markets? Statistics show anywhere from what 30-40%.
The same goes for why I believe in low-cost service from Montreal to YVR, YYC, YEG, etc etc... because people will fly if the price is right. ANd people in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, Edmonton and Winnipeg have a greater advantage in this respect.
To go off topic, we wonder why in Calgary there are 5 million people that travel domestically per year despite the pop. of about 1 million, because no matter where you wanna go in this country, there are cheap seats... meanwhile in Montreal, we can go to Toronto and Halifax (YHZ being a smaller than 1/3 of the size of YUL-YVR and 1/2 the size of YUL-YYC)... some will argue the low-cost hub... but thats doesnt work.. non-stops are what counts. And the beauty of it all is that a non-stop link is as powerful as an economic link/gain that anybody could want...