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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #90 on: November 07, 2012, 09:04:32 AM »
Pros of Montreal... A prime minister who is a friend of Israel!
That's the pro of Canada maybe, not Montreal. I hate the people in montreal, they all make like they don't speak english...
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #91 on: November 07, 2012, 09:21:40 AM »
I hate the people in montreal, they all make like they don't speak english...
+1 I've been around and Quebec is the only country where I was made to feel guilty every time I opened my mouth in English.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #92 on: November 07, 2012, 09:21:56 AM »
Did anyone mention Waterbury, CT ?? I have some friends up there & they tell me they love it.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #93 on: November 07, 2012, 09:23:35 AM »
Did anyone mention Waterbury, CT ?? I have some friends up there & they tell me they love it.
Visited a few times. looks nice and they have a good Deli.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #94 on: November 07, 2012, 09:24:58 AM »
+1 I've been around and Quebec is the only country where I was made to feel guilty every time I opened my mouth in English.


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As a matter of fact the last time I was there I on purpose went through a stop sign and said if the police catches me I'll tell him it doesn't say stop. My uncle actually did that once and they let him go. But seriously it's the only place in the world...
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #95 on: November 07, 2012, 09:28:48 AM »
My uncle actually did that once and they let him go. But seriously it's the only place in the world...
Judging by the attitude I got from cops just for asking for directions in English I find that hard to believe...

. But seriously it's the only place in the world...
They are more French then the French themselves...
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #96 on: November 07, 2012, 09:29:46 AM »
Visited a few times. looks nice and they have a good Deli.

Unfortunately the Deli closed but they have a very nice Pizza store with great tasting Pizza & the Bagel Store there has the best bagels around & I'm from NYC & I've been around to a lot of bagel stores. & recently they opened their first all kosher grocery store that's the store attached to the Pizza Store. So it does seem like an up & coming neighborhood. & as far as the people I met there, they are super nice kind people from what I can see.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #97 on: November 07, 2012, 09:30:45 AM »
Unfortunately the Deli closed but they have a very nice Pizza store with great tasting Pizza & the Bagel Store there has the best bagels around & I'm from NYC & I've been around to a lot of bagel stores. & recently they opened their first all kosher grocery store that's the store attached to the Pizza Store. So does seem like an up & coming neighborhood. & as far as the people I met there, they are super nice kind people from what I can see.
Could be, I haven't been there in a few years.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #98 on: November 07, 2012, 10:27:15 AM »
That's the pro of Canada maybe, not Montreal. I hate the people in montreal, they all make like they don't speak english...

I have been living here for nearly a year and barely speak a lick of French. I know that the perception is that they all hate English-speakers, but I just haven't found that to be true. I have yet to find a French person who didn't speak to me in English or try very hard to help. I guess YQMV.

There are many other pros to living in Montreal, maybe I'll go into them when I have some more time!

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #99 on: November 07, 2012, 10:35:52 AM »
I have been living here for nearly a year and barely speak a lick of French. I know that the perception is that they all hate English-speakers, but I just haven't found that to be true. I have yet to find a French person who didn't speak to me in English or try very hard to help. I guess YQMV.

There are many other pros to living in Montreal, maybe I'll go into them when I have some more time!
It sounds like you havent been around enough. Maybe the local frenchies near the Jewish community are like that but not throughout the rest of MTL.
I lived there 2.5 years and couldnt stand the frenchies. FOr a while I was a salesman dealing with mom and pop shops, half couldnt talk to me and the rest just wouldnt out of pride... not a good combo to be a successful salesman.
The job market in MTL is horrible.

The only Pro that I found with MTL was that nobody mixed into my business. I did what I wanted, dressed how I wanted etc... and never felt uncomfortable.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #100 on: November 07, 2012, 10:47:34 AM »
It sounds like you havent been around enough. Maybe the local frenchies near the Jewish community are like that but not throughout the rest of MTL.

+1 The jewish community is like a ghetto and you can get around just fine but out of it its horrible and from what i hear; out of MTL is even worse.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #101 on: November 07, 2012, 12:07:48 PM »
Yeah, but the social programs there... nothing beats it.
you could literally be a millionaire just by being poor....
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #102 on: November 07, 2012, 12:13:21 PM »
Yeah, but the social programs there... nothing beats it.
you could literally be a millionaire just by being poor....
Sure! but G-D help you if you ever need the ER CH"V.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #103 on: November 07, 2012, 12:33:26 PM »
Bottom line: Every place has it's good and it's bad.

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cost of living
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safety
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #104 on: November 07, 2012, 12:39:09 PM »
Anyone want to copy my format in the OP for a place like MIA?
Where the community is, school, shuls, cost of living, crime, how the state makes up for having no income tax, etc.
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