Saturday, October 06, 2012
Another great article by Lord Black. marois and her socialist separatist minions continue to destroy the Quebec economy and make Quebec evermore inhospitable to les autres. Conrad Black: As Quebec decays, Toronto seizes greatness Conrad Black | Oct 6, 2012 12:01 AM ET | Last Updated: Oct 5, 2012 4:07 PM ET More from Conrad Black Michelle Siu for National PostDavid Mirvish, left, and Frank Gehry pose for a photo with a model of their condominium development plans in Toronto on Monday. Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email Comments More The announcement this week of an effort spearheaded by art collector and impresario David Mirvish, international architect Frank Gehry and innovative developer Peter Kofman to provide Toronto with a novel vertical, arts-based downtown residential complex is potentially a big step in Toronto’s quest to vault itself into the front ranks of the world’s cities — where it has sometimes prematurely claimed to belong. Whether Canadians from other centres like it or not, Toronto is now and will remain the comparative metropolis of the country, having surged past Montreal after that city entered into a sustained suicide attempt based on separatist agitation and accompanying racial and cultural discrimination. Behind the pretenses to egalitarianism that dress up confiscatory Quebec tax laws and repressive language laws, the real driving ambition has been to push the non-French out of Quebec, buy up the real assets they cannot physically take with them, especially their mansions and office buildings in Montreal, and eliminate up to half the emphatically federalist votes in the province. Montreal’s loss has proven to be Toronto’s gain.