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Sun Jun 3, 2012, 09:11 PM

Montreal's Grand Prix cancels opening day over protest threats

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/06/03/montreal-grand-prix-student-protests.html?cmp=rss

Montreal's Grand Prix cancels opening day over protest threats

Threats of student protests have forced organizers of the Canadian Grand Prix to cancel the free opening day of the event.

"Our ticket sales are down over the last month or so. People didn't buy the tickets, saying that they were afraid to come to Montreal."

Quebec Premier Jean Charest in turn has been critical of threats toward the race that generates an estimated $100 million in revenue for the city.
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Boy..the lies, fear, & hyperbole are strong with this government..Jean Charest is trying to make a big show as a tough guy since his party got decimated in the last election...maybe he's auditioning for a later move across the border to join the republican party?

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Joe Shlabotnik Jun 2012 #1

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Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:10 AM

1. sounds like a convienient excuse

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for already flagging ticket sales, and decreased interest for a luxury pastime amid an increasingly difficult economy and a population who want more bread and less circus. A perfect pretense not to renew the contract with Montreal, and move the event to Texas. Just blame the students...

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