Canadian Celebrity Sightings

Old Jul 8, 02, 8:37 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by FlyerAl:
MapleLeaf, I just noticed that you are now based in YYZ/BUF. We'll have to meet up sometime! </font>
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I am in Grimsby - half way between the 2... email me and would be happy to hoist a pint or 2 with you.
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Old Jul 9, 02, 10:33 pm
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I'm in Stoney Creek. We're neighbours!

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Old Jul 10, 02, 6:50 pm
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Waiting for a delayed flight to YYZ at the MLL in YWG. The Yow flight is very late and I am sitting next to "Joe Clarke" Hon Leader of the Conservative Party. He has been put onto the YYZ flight. Wonder if he will get "J" ?
To be continued.......

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Old Jul 11, 02, 7:31 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Biggles:
Waiting for a delayed flight to YYZ at the MLL in YWG. The Yow flight is very late and I am sitting next to "Joe Clarke" Hon Leader of the Conservative Party. He has been put onto the YYZ flight. Wonder if he will get "J" ?
To be continued.......

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Joe Clark as former Prime Minister has a free for life Air Canada pass, so I expect that he flies up front.



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Old Jul 11, 02, 8:08 am
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Kim Campbell too I suppose. And John Turner. Actually, I am not sure they still get this perk from AC since the company was fully privatized and the feds sold the balance of their holding. For a sitting politician to accept and use such a "gift" would also raise serious questions about conflict of interest, AC being a federally regulated company. [Where is AC*SE when we need his expert advice?]
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Old Jul 11, 02, 9:51 am
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yes...he went in "J" 1A.

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Old Jul 11, 02, 12:00 pm
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Of course Joe Who is using his pass. The PC Party sure's hell can't afford J tickets What a loser hehehe

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Old Jul 11, 02, 12:42 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by FlyerAl:
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Sorry to hear that

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Old Jul 11, 02, 2:09 pm
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seat 1A seems to be the favorite seat of all ex-pm's.Ive seen both John Turner and Pierre Trudeau in the same seat.And, yes they get free lifetime passes for them and their spouses at least;not sure about children.
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Old Jul 11, 02, 10:55 pm
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Joe Clark was a row behind me on a CP flight YOW-YVR in 1999, so I guess he wasn't using his AC pass then.

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Old Jul 12, 02, 9:08 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Andrew Webber:
Joe Clark was a row behind me on a CP flight YOW-YVR in 1999, so I guess he wasn't using his AC pass then.

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He was likely using his House of Commons budget.

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Old Jul 12, 02, 9:11 am
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Guess ex-PMs didn't get a lifetime pass on CP, though Andrew didn't mention in which cabin he was flying...
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Old Jul 12, 02, 10:11 am
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Did I need to? I can't speak for Joe Clark, but _I_ certainly didn't fly in the back on CP!

[except once LAX-YVR, when I arrived at LAX in time for the flight, but too late to snag an upgrade]

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Old Nov 24, 02, 1:58 am
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I was not going to post after the first two sighting but just in one week I had three sightings of well known people:

On 11NOV Brian Ferry (Roxy Music) was in the transborder MLL heading to BOS.

Also on 11NOV while seated on my UAX flight to IAD (Gate T in YYZ) I'm pretty sure I saw Svend Robinson come off a DHT at Gate T.

And on 19NOV I was traveling to MAA (over the Pacific) with UA. I was on UA's 06h25 departure from YYZ to ORD and former Ontario Premier, Bob Rae was seated infront of me. I began to think, it must be almost 20 years ago he was elected premier.

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Old Nov 24, 02, 1:48 pm
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On my flight YYC-YYZ a few months ago hockey coach Wayne Fleming was onboard.

Fleming was couch for a team in Sweden for a few years in the early 90s and thats how I did recognize him.
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