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Old 09-30-2015, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Originally Posted by NY to Chicago View Post
Canada and the US are MASSIVE countries so to compare them in general terms (like you MAYBE could with small European countries) is just retarded...

Much better to compare a region in Canada with a region in the USA....Sure Vancouver is going to be outrageously expensive compared to Dallas, Texas....But say you lived in Boston, LA or NYC....now Vancouver isn't so bad after all....
Exactly. I have to laugh when people here in Vancouver compare some costs between Vancouver and Blaine, Washington, believing that Vancouver is ripping them off.
One a city, the other a small town. Why they would EVER think the prices should be the same is beyond me.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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the brain drain issue was extensively discussed in media few years ago.....

my data sample may be very small but it could tell you something...


There is also something called " reverse brain drain ". It's happening in the US and probably Canada as well.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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You've been reading my blather for long enough to know that I am not a big fan of Canada's private English language media.

I am however a big supporter of the CBC both French and English. Although CBC English TV does struggle with fictional programming it is true.

I am currently reading the mémoirs of retired Radio-Canada (and CBC at times) international reporter Jean-François Lépine. He tells fascinating anecdotes about many of the major historical events around the world from the past 30 years (that he witnessed live), but his book is also telling in that it chronicles the slow but constant starving of the network's news services.

BTW the decline of the CBC is not even close to being just Stephen Harper's doing. It began under Jean Chrétien and continued under Paul Martin and Stephen Harper.
Et tu CBC?

Our own Sandro Botticelli will love this example and others will hate it, but right now the noon-hour public affairs program on CBC Radio being broadcast all across Ontario (I pick it up on the Ottawa CBC station) is having a noon-hour phone in (right in the middle of a Canadian federal election campaign) on the scintillating topic of... Kim Kardsashian!
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Seattle-WA-USA
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Exactly. I have to laugh when people here in Vancouver compare some costs between Vancouver and Blaine, Washington, believing that Vancouver is ripping them off.
One a city, the other a small town. Why they would EVER think the prices should be the same is beyond me.
Very good point sir.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:51 AM
 
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I wasn't aware he had more foreign policy beyond "I'll be better at it than anyone". lol

Either way, I've been sharpening up my cross cut saw, just in case. You're welcome to join us, tom, but you have to help paddle this country across the Atlantic, or into the south Pacific.
All of his policies summed up in one picture:

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Old 09-30-2015, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Et tu CBC?

Our own Sandro Botticelli will love this example and others will hate it, but right now the noon-hour public affairs program on CBC Radio being broadcast all across Ontario (I pick it up on the Ottawa CBC station) is having a noon-hour phone in (right in the middle of a Canadian federal election campaign) on the scintillating topic of... Kim Kardsashian!
Ughhhhh! Not surprised though, the quality of their programming has declined dramatically in the last couple of years.

They're still my main new source, however, because where else am I going to turn for higher quality free Canadian news?
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:03 PM
 
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There is also something called " reverse brain drain ". It's happening in the US and probably Canada as well.

It is a fraction of the original issue at least in terms Americans moving north.
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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It is a fraction of the original issue at least in terms Americans moving north.
Americans moving north is not reverse brain drain. Reverse brain drain is someone moving to Canada or the US, upgrades their skills in those countries, then heads back home.

It basically warns that countries that rely on the " brain drain " from other countries risks those people going back..as a lot of Indians do.

Reverse Brain Drain
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:21 PM
 
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Et tu CBC?

Our own Sandro Botticelli will love this example and others will hate it, but right now the noon-hour public affairs program on CBC Radio being broadcast all across Ontario (I pick it up on the Ottawa CBC station) is having a noon-hour phone in (right in the middle of a Canadian federal election campaign) on the scintillating topic of... Kim Kardsashian!
they will say it is entertainment news and the entire world cares about Kardashian.

Even in show business, if you watch Chinese, Taiwanese or Japanese or Korea entertainment news, it is mostly (90%+) about local celebrities. In Canada, they almost exclusively talk about Americans as if it were domestic news. 90% is about Hollywood - something completely non-Canadian (well, with some Canadian born actors but who knows). Essentially we are saying, we are a small country, we don't need a domestic market, since Hollywood is so conveniently available (and there is no shame in that). And you know what, Taiwan is even smaller and they are doing just fine.

yeah, no America obsession.
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:22 PM
 
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Americans moving north is not reverse brain drain. Reverse brain drain is someone moving to Canada or the US, upgrades their skills in those countries, then heads back home.

It basically warns that countries that rely on the " brain drain " from other countries risks those people going back..as a lot of Indians do.

Reverse Brain Drain
True, I noticed that this happens a lot more frequently than say 10 years ago, when everyone desperately wants to stay no matter what.
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