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r0dman
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posted 24 February 2004 04:00 PM      Profile for r0dman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Heres the question Is there Cultural Differences between canadain provinces pertaining to the business word?? If there are any (i'm sure there are some just can't think of any) please provide detailed examples of some differences.
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Shenanigans
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posted 24 February 2004 04:44 PM      Profile for Shenanigans   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
One thing I noticed, when I went to Vancouver for business, is that business people are far more laid back than in my hometown of Toronto. People were out enjoying the weather for lunch. Lunch was truly lunch and not just another business meeting.

In general, I found people in Vancouver a lot less high strung than here in Toronto. Which took some getting used to, as store clerks wanted to chat, when all I wanted was my damn shoes. However once I fell into the swing of things, I rather enjoyed it. That said, the minute I stepped foot in Pearson on my return, I was back to walking like I had my feet on fire and had to be in the parking lot in 10 minutes or less from Terminal Three. (not an easy task!)

Conversely, I found Ottawa to be a lot more formal than Toronto. Probably not as frantic about time, but every i was dotted, every t crossed.

Anyhow, just some personal observations.


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Jacob Two-Two
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posted 24 February 2004 05:02 PM      Profile for Jacob Two-Two     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't mingle with the business types much, but I did notice when I was in Toronto that everyone seemed to be in a big hurry. Where's the fire, people?
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Tommy Shanks
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posted 24 February 2004 05:18 PM      Profile for Tommy Shanks     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't know if this is what you looking for but letís give it a shot:

In my business I give a lot of talks and presentations, so really noticed the behavior of my various audiences over the years. I've found St. John's to be the most laid back regarding formalness. Halifax is a close second in terms of friendliness and Montreal is the only place I've been that embraces a 3 hour lunch with drinks as part of the business day.

I've found the US to be more and more serious and straitlaced now compared to 10 years ago.

The one thing I've noticed about the West (mostly BC and Alberta) is that once they find out I'm from Toronto, it as if "Who is this guy telling us what we should do". Its as if I get tuned out. So I've stopped mentioning it unless I'm specifically asked. Of course thatís a gross generalization but itís happened enough to me that I've certainly changed my delivery because of it.

And no I'm not involved in anything political or controversial.


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audra trower williams
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posted 24 February 2004 05:52 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Most culturally different from what?
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r0dman
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posted 24 February 2004 09:32 PM      Profile for r0dman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Cuturally different from each other audra trower williams.


Great Posts so far guys

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twheels
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posted 29 February 2004 12:59 PM      Profile for twheels        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I beleive that people in Newfoundland are more laid back than in Toronto.
Just thoguht youd like to know r0dman, your marvelous

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Stockholm
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posted 29 February 2004 01:02 PM      Profile for Stockholm     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Let's for forget Quebec or is that so obvious that it goes without saying.
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