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  • The Pros And Cons Of The 1976 Olympic Games

    to 2010 an average Olympics costed the host city an average of 3.6 billion dollars, and the numbers have been skyrocketing ever since. A prime example of an immense budget overrun was shown in the 1976 Olympic games held in Montreal. This brings forth the argument: was the great deal of money spent on the 1976 Olympics a waste? Based on the reasonings that will follow, it can be argued that the money spent for hosting the 1976 Montreal Olympic games was not justified because…

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  • The Montreal Protocol

    The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer 1. Introduction to the international agreement The Montreal Protocol came into effect as a result of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. The Convention founded ozone depletion as highly global environmental problem that required international consensus on regulating the use of CFC’s. Two years later, on September 16th 1987, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed by 24…

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  • The Great War: The Stanley Cup (WWI)

    Lord Stanley, the governor general, donates the Stanley Cup as a hockey trophy. 1893- Lord Stanley, the governor general, donates the Stanley Cup as a hockey trophy. Lord Stanley, bought a 7” high and 11” wide silver cup (the Stanley Cup) what had cost 10 guineas. (What is $50) In 1926 the Stanley cup became the national trophy for the national hockey league. He donated the Stanley cup because of that he thought that there should be a challenge cup for the league. The first Stanley cup was…

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  • The Montreal Olympics

    “The Montreal Olympics can no longer lose money than a man can have a baby”1 Jean Drapeau, Mayor of Montreal from1960 to 1986 famously said. It was to be the first Canadian-hosted Olympics in our 76-year participation in the Games. However, the Games were marred by accidents, construction failures, and massive costs to the population of Montreal. The crown jewel of the first Canadian Games, the Games of the XXI Olympiad, was to be the shining new Olympics Stadium, estimated at an initial $134…

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  • Case Analysis: Metro Richelieu Inc

    omparative Analysis ISU Part 1 Company: Metro Stock Market Symbol: TSE:MRU 1. Company Background a. The history of Metro dates all the way back to 1947, where local, independent grocery store owners came together. With the intent of making their products more reasonably priced than large dominant retailers, they founded the Magasins Lasalle Stores Itee. 25 years later, in 1972 the concept of a supermarket was created and Marches d’Aliments Metro Itee become one of the first stores to…

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  • The Montreal Massacre Analysis

    School shootings are something that we know about, in Canadian history they are something we aren 't oblivious to. The Montreal Massacre significantly affected Canada in terms of equality, justice and safety. Numerous individuals had differentiating perspectives on the massacre that took place. Many questions were raised: Why did Marc Lépine shoot and murder fourteen women, while leaving the men alive? Why was Lépine yelling "You’re all feminists?", yet shooting at women who guaranteed they…

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  • Steam-Powered Railways In Canada

    Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway, including the privatization of CN in 1995 and the streamlining of operations at CP. Both railways are important carriers of bulk commodities in North America. The development of steam-powered railways in the 19th century revolutionized transportation in Canada and was integral to the act of nation building. By 1844 the promotion of railways called "The Mania" was under way. The railway “Mania” was Creating a demand for fuel, iron and steel, locomotives,…

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  • Play It Fair Program Analysis

    The paper begins by setting the context of Montreal where the Play it Fair program started. Montreal is the second largest metropolitan city in Canada. Based on the latest Statistics Canada survey, there are about 3 824 221 people in the Greater Montreal area. It is one of the most diverse cities in Canada comprising 30% of the population born outside the country and 26 % part of the visible minority. The city of Montreal hosts 75% of Quebec immigrants. 53.6% speak French as their mother tongue,…

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  • A Circus-Cirque Du Soleil

    Soleil (Circus of the Sun). The Cirque du Soleil is an energetic, entertaining and exciting entertainment company that was founded in Quebec, Canada. !!!!!!!From stilts to juggling to fire breathing, the cirque has inspired imagination among its many audiences since the early 1980’s. Originally, in 1984, Cirque du Soleil had a labour force of 73 people but today, employs 5,000 employees worldwide. !!!! The growth of the company is not only seen is the increasing labour force but in the business’…

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  • The Montreal Massacre Summary

    The mainstream media holds an important role in the distribution of information and the construction of criminality and the criminal justice system. Public perceptions are formed by journalists and news reporter’s portrayals of victims and criminals in the news media. They focus on the drama of the crime story rather than the content, resulting in the skewing of reality. Within the context of Canada, a researcher at the Université du Québec à Montréal revealed that 95% of news reporters use the…

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