Quebec students and Formula 1

Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome, Montreal fro...
Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome, Montreal from stands of 2006 Canadian Grand Prix (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This isn’t the kind of news coverage any city wants to get: Canadian Grand Prix ‘open doors’ day scrapped amid fear of protests in Montreal

If the protesting students want free tuition, that money will have to come from somewhere. Some will come from increased taxation, but other money will come from outside investment. Therefore why would students want to hinder an event that generates between $80 and $100 million a year in investment in hotels, bars and restaurants, all of which pay tax? The students have stated that they will be visible during the Grand Prix activities, but to cause any kind of disturbance would be counter-productive. I think organizers have acted prematurely in cancelling the Open Doors event.

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DCMontreal - Deegan Charles Stubbs - is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

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