No 2009 Montreal Grand Prix

Oct 8th, 2008, 05:37 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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Oct 8th, 2008, 06:10 AM
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The Mayor says he's going to fight it - good luck with that.
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Oct 9th, 2008, 02:05 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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Oct 10th, 2008, 09:51 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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Oct 14th, 2008, 03:33 PM
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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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Oct 15th, 2008, 02:05 AM
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what is the UAE?
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Oct 15th, 2008, 05:29 AM
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Yes, they moved it to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Oct 21st, 2008, 02:48 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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Apr 17th, 2009, 11:17 AM
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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

see ya
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