No 2009 Montreal Grand Prix

Old Oct 8th, 2008, 06:37 AM
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No 2009 Montreal Grand Prix

The Monteal Grand Prix has been cancelled. This is the largest tourist-related event in Montreal, and is no longer on the Grand Prix Formula One world-wide schedule.

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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 07:10 AM
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The Mayor says he's going to fight it - good luck with that.
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Old Oct 9th, 2008, 03:05 AM
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didn't this happen a few years ago and they brought it back? restaurants and hotels benefit greatly from that weekend.

I used to own an art gallery in old montreal and that weekend was dead for us, all the action is on crescent street.

nevertheless, it's a shame.
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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 10:51 AM
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Previously, Montreal/Canadian govts capitulated on displaying evil cigarette company advertising logos and the race was "safe". Then US pulled out and Canada/Montreal now has to pay the full cost of transporting 18 F1 chariots and crews from Europe (not splitting cost with US for the North American market). Je crains que ce soit terminé (I fear it is finished).
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I had heard that it was going to now take place ine the UAE....But I'm not sure if that's true or a rumor?

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Old Oct 15th, 2008, 03:05 AM
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what is the UAE?
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Old Oct 15th, 2008, 06:29 AM
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Yes, they moved it to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Old Oct 21st, 2008, 03:48 AM
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There is still hope it seems; Tremblay, Bachand and Fortier are flying to London to plead our case.
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tks for you comment on my topic, i am french canadian (born in gapésie) i had never gone to montreal befor...just wanted to share with you all.....tks again for you comment

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