Thursday, June 24, 2010

The French Can't Get A Break!

Michael Coren has a great current affairs program and was in good spirits as he repeatedly reminded his viewers the French are out and the English are in!

France has been eliminated in World Cup action in the first round. The National Press and some have been highly critical of the team. Football (Soccer) in Europe is our Hockey in Canada or Football in the United States.

In Toronto the advance team, press, from France get another unpleasant welcome after their seven hour flight. Crossing a picket line, entering and exiting the hotel property will be another setback. G8-G20 Activists want to disrupt the French press and trade delegates. Bring musical instruments, noise-makers, and all your friends!

Hundreds of workers, activists will join the eighty Hotel workers who have walked off work in advance of the G20 meetings in Toronto. The activists are expected to augment the line between 7 am to 7 pm.

Novotel has seven properties in Canada. It is owned and operated by a French company called Accor.
A European leader in hotels and tourism and the global leader in Services to corporate clients and public institutions, Accor operates in nearly 100 countries with more than 150,000 employees.

Novotel worldwide:
  • 395 hotels and resorts in 60 countries, with 71,857 rooms (at 31/12/2009)
  • Guest profile: 61% business / 39% leisure
  • 1.9 million children welcomed in 2009
  • 30,000 employees
An apology is in order to our French guests arriving to the Novotel property to cover the G20. This may be their first visit to Toronto, Canada. The good news is they will be able to visit our Canadian Pavillion for free drinks and getaway from the labor dispute.

The 3,700-square-metre Experience Canada pavilion includes the lake display to feature Ontario's northern wilderness and an urban section to promote Ontario businesses and innovations. A reception area offers refreshments, including free beer and wine, from all parts of Ontario.

I hope the beer and wine is from the Niagara Region and  Ontario micro-breweries

"The Experience Canada space will host over 3,000 media and other guests, and will serve to highlight Canada's pristine natural beauty, as well as promote leading Canadian businesses and industries," according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office.
The people in this picture are identified as Harsha Wahlia and Syed Hussan. They’re “environmental activists.”

All the whining and complaining from the opposition benches over the hospitality costs may have resulted in a snub. Ignatieff had not been invited to the G8 and G20 meetings because the Liberal leader said he was “embarrassed” by the summits, whereas the Conservatives were proud to be hosting the world. Too bad and too sad, the unhappy lot are free to join the other idiotsprotesters marching on the streets or hosting their own meetings against Canada hosting of this multilateral meeting of world leaders.

The majority of Canadians are proud of this country, we support multi-lateral meetings and don't support the marginal special interest groups demands for more entitlements at our expense.

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