OT: Outsourcing - Canadian Style

The question of outsourcing is often discussed on the wreck, and so I submit this for your consideration.
(excerpted from The Philadelphia Inquirer 12/11/04)
It seems the nation that gave us Avril Lavigne, Peter Jennings, Michael J. Fox and Diana Krall is facing a serious employment crisis.
Not enough doctors? Lawyers? Flannel-shirt makers?
Nope. Turns out there's a critical shortage of strippers in the land of moose and maple syrup.
That's right, the scarcity is so severe that for the last five years, Canadian officials have relaxed immigration laws to get pole dancers to move their assets up north.
The government added exotic dancers to a list of sorely needed "skilled professionals" (alongside computer specialists, nannies and professors), so they could fast-track work visas for gals with nothing but a G-string and a dream.
That's what analysts call a boom-and-bust economy.
Not surprisingly, the lawmakers who massaged the regulations turned red-faced when Canadian newspapers finally exposed the scam.
And late last week, officials vowed to close the loophole, if not the strip clubs.
If you ask me, the entire affair makes one wonder why Canada can't grow its own exotic dancers.
Is it too cold?
Regards, Tom.
"People funny. Life a funny thing." Sonny Liston
Thomas J.Watson - Cabinetmaker (ret.) tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email) http://home.comcast.net/~tjwatson1
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| The question of outsourcing is often discussed on the wreck, and so I | submit this for your consideration. | | | (excerpted from The Philadelphia Inquirer 12/11/04) | | It seems the nation that gave us Avril Lavigne, Peter Jennings, | Michael J. Fox and Diana Krall is facing a serious employment crisis. | | Not enough doctors? Lawyers? Flannel-shirt makers? | | Nope. Turns out there's a critical shortage of strippers in the land | of moose and maple syrup. | | That's right, the scarcity is so severe that for the last five years, | Canadian officials have relaxed immigration laws to get pole dancers | to move their assets up north. | | The government added exotic dancers to a list of sorely needed | "skilled professionals" (alongside computer specialists, nannies and | professors), so they could fast-track work visas for gals with nothing | but a G-string and a dream. | | That's what analysts call a boom-and-bust economy. | | Not surprisingly, the lawmakers who massaged the regulations turned | red-faced when Canadian newspapers finally exposed the scam. | | And late last week, officials vowed to close the loophole, if not the | strip clubs. | | If you ask me, the entire affair makes one wonder why Canada can't | grow its own exotic dancers. | | Is it too cold? | | | | Regards, | Tom. | | "People funny. Life a funny thing." Sonny Liston | | Thomas J.Watson - Cabinetmaker (ret.) | tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email) | http://home.comcast.net/~tjwatson1
Canadians think that stripping is beneath them. A probable Victorian Hang-up.
It is, however, quite proper for foreign bodies to be so exposed. This is obviously why the limp-brained liberal MP Sgro felt her compatriot should be fast tracked.
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Well you keep stealing our actors, comedians and the occasional news anchor. We have to have something to keep "us" Canadians entertained.
Besides, only one of those you mentioned below would look good in a g-string.
PM
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SawDust wrote:

not really, she doesn't have the butt for it. and as far as entertainers go Canada has the guys from the "Red Green show" just make sure you don't think of them and strippers at the same time, like Harold in a g-string, not a good thought
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Thanks. I did _not_ need that mental image. I must have missed that episode.
Dave "then again, 'missed' probably isn't the right word here" Hinz
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Ya, that would be a new use for duct tape....

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wrong, so very wrong!
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On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 09:26:55 -0700, Richard Clements

Quick send Richard some duct tape...
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"Tom Watson" wrote in message ... <snip>

Well, that's a pointed question....
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Snork!
You owe me a keyboard...
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<snip> ... gals with nothing but a G-string and a dream.
In case you wanted to know, the strippers up here are NOT required to wear a G-string...well that's what I have been told anyway ;)
Tony
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| | <snip> | ... gals with nothing but a G-string and a dream. | | In case you wanted to know, the strippers up here are NOT required to wear a | G-string...well that's what I have been told anyway ;) | | Tony | |
U better believe it. Although I did meet one in Key West who wore nothing but a smile. Serendipity is where one finds it. --
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:lol: If you ask me it's the Canadians that have their priorities straight.
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On 12 Dec 2004 18:01:00 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@hypernet-dot-com.no-spam.invalid (Tom O'Connor) vaguely proposed a theory ......and in reply I say!:
remove ns from my header address to reply via email

Well, I guess whatever you want to call it....<G>
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