2019 Population of Canadian Cities


Girth
#1
1. Toronto 6,471,850
2. Montreal 4,318,505
3. Vancouver 2,691,351
4. Calgary 1,514,723
5. Edmonton 1,447,143
6. Ottawa-Gatineau 1,441,148
7. Winnipeg 844,566
8. Quebec 824,411
9. Hamilton 794,716
10. Kitchener-Waterloo 584,259
11. London 545,441
12. Halifax 440,348
13. St.Catherines-Niagara 434,927
14. Oshawa 413,936
15. Victoria 402,271
16. Windsor 354,917
17. Saskatoon 330,674
18. Regina 261,684
19. Kelowna 217,229
20. Barrie 213,660


The growth of Western Canadian cities that led the nation for the past 20 years, has slowed down considerably, and now Kitchener was the fastest growing city in Canada. Ottawa, London, Halifax and Saskatoon, rounded out the top five.
Last edited by Girth; Feb 14th, 2020 at 03:01 AM..
 
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DaSleeper
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Kapuskasing/Population
8,292
 
taxslave
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#3  Top Rated Post
This is what skews elections. Our electoral system favours The masses population along the border at the expense of the rest of the country.
 
DaSleeper
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#4
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

This is what skews elections. Our electoral system favours The masses population along the border at the expense of the rest of the country.





Ninety percent of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border
 
Girth
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#5
Even though Winnipeg did not grow as fast as in the last few years, I am glad to see the area reclaim that #7 spot. Until the late 2000s, the city grew slower than all other metro areas that were in the top 10, at one point falling behind Quebec and Hamilton. For decades Winnipeg was the 4th largest city in Canada, before being passed by Ottawa and Edmonton in the 70s, than Calgary in 1981.

Hard to believe that Montreal was the most populated metro area in Canada until 1976. The quiet revolution, the FLQ, and the political climate that tended to be hostile to non-Quebecois caused many businesses to relocate to Southern Ontario. Now Toronto is the chosen destination for new immigrants, and has 2,000,000 more people than Montreal.

Calgary and Edmonton have cooled off considerably after being the fastest growing cities for the past 20 years, although they still are above the national average in population growth. Saskatoon continues to grow at a brisk rate.

It seems the fastest growing cities in Canada are now located in Southern Ontario, London and Kitchener, in particular. Perhaps this is due to the close proximity to other large urban centres, and the relatively affordable cost of living compared to Toronto.
 
Twin_Moose
+3
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Ottawa's decision to move Fed. offices out of Winnipeg (center of Canada) to help with employment in the East didn't help.
 
taxslave
+2
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Ottawa's decision to move Fed. offices out of Winnipeg (center of Canada) to help with employment in the East didn't help.

Ottawa never does anything to help the west.
 
Girth
#8
Population of Canadian Provinces and Territories:

1. Ontario 14,659,616
2. Quebec 8,522,800
3. British Columbia 5,105,576
4. Alberta 4,395,586
5. Manitoba 1,373,859
6. Saskatchewan 1,178,657
7. Nova Scotia 976,768
8. New Brunswick 780,021
9. Newfoundland 521,922
10. PEI 157,901
11. Northwest Territories 44,895
12. Yukon 41,022
13. Nunavut 38,873
 
Girth
#9
 
Girth
#10
 
Dixie Cup
+1
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

This is what skews elections. Our electoral system favours The masses population along the border at the expense of the rest of the country.



Would an "electoral college" be an appropriate solution? Seems to work in the U.S.....
 
Dixie Cup
+1
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Ottawa's decision to move Fed. offices out of Winnipeg (center of Canada) to help with employment in the East didn't help.



CRA is still located there.
 
Walter
+1
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Ninety percent of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border

Ten percent don't.
 
QAbones
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

Population of Canadian Provinces and Territories:
1. Ontario 14,659,616
2. Quebec 8,522,800
3. British Columbia 5,105,576
4. Alberta 4,395,586
5. Manitoba 1,373,859
6. Saskatchewan 1,178,657
7. Nova Scotia 976,768
8. New Brunswick 780,021
9. Newfoundland 521,922
10. PEI 157,901
11. Northwest Territories 44,895
12. Yukon 41,022
13. Nunavut 38,873

37 million populate.

 
taxslave
+1
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

Would an "electoral college" be an appropriate solution? Seems to work in the U.S.....

I don't think so. What is required is equal representation. All ridings must be the same size. Or the larger ridings get a weighted vote based on sq km or number of communities within the riding.Say one extra vote for every community.
 
AnnaE
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

I don't think so. What is required is equal representation. All ridings must be the same size. Or the larger ridings get a weighted vote based on sq km or number of communities within the riding.Say one extra vote for every community.

So one community, say 20 hectares can have the same voice as another community that is 2000 hectares even if the people in the community with larger area are all of a different mind? And people in Chinatown have the same voice as the people in northern BC coast?
 
taxslave
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaE View Post

So one community, say 20 hectares can have the same voice as another community that is 2000 hectares even if the people in the community with larger area are all of a different mind? And people in Chinatown have the same voice as the people in northern BC coast?

Yes. The system we have now some communities like Toronto have more votes than some entire provinces. This is what is destroying the western provinces. RIght now huge areas of the country effectively have no voice at all.
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Yes. The system we have now some communities like Toronto have more votes than some entire provinces. This is what is destroying the western provinces. RIght now huge areas of the country effectively have no voice at all.

Describe the system to us where the western provinces would have the same voice as Ontario and Quebec.

How could that be a representative government?
 
captain morgan
+2
#19
Tesla is taking another savage beating today
 
Hoid
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Describe the system to us where the western provinces would have the same voice as Ontario and Quebec.

How could that be a representative government?

You could have each vote in alerta/sask/man be worth 3 times more than a vote in on/que

That would give the west an equal voice.

Of course that would make a vote in pei/nfld/nb worth 3 time what an alberta/sask/man vote is worth. and maybe 6 times more than a on/sask

obviously we would have to have the math done but the principle is there.
 
DaSleeper
+2 / -1
#21
Preston Manning had the right idea with his triple E senate!
 
Twin_Moose
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#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

You could have each vote in alerta/sask/man be worth 3 times more than a vote in on/que
That would give the west an equal voice.
Of course that would make a vote in pei/nfld/nb worth 3 time what an alberta/sask/man vote is worth. and maybe 6 times more than a on/sask
obviously we would have to have the math done but the principle is there.

How about one like Taxslave promoted, equal size constituency by km2, not by density of population per km2.
 
petros
+2
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

How about one like Taxslave promoted, equal size constituency by km2, not by density of population per km2.

They can not create new ridings that way limiting hog jobs.
 
captain morgan
+4
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Preston Manning had the right idea with his triple E senate!


How about the Western provinces collect all the Fed taxes on behalf of Ottawa and only remit the dollar amount that reflects the value of the services rendered to that jurisdiction
 
taxslave
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#25
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

How about the Western provinces collect all the Fed taxes on behalf of Ottawa and only remit the dollar amount that reflects the value of the services rendered to that jurisdiction

Still doesn't stop them frompassing laws that have a negative effect on vast regions while having zero effect on those passing the law. Like the one banning tankers off the BC coast. A decision made in Ottawa that has huge negative consequences for every area of BC but totally irrelevant in OntariOWE.
 
taxslave
+1
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Describe the system to us where the western provinces would have the same voice as Ontario and Quebec.
How could that be a representative government?

I just did. Try reading.Actually two potential systems that would be fair. Or at least more fair than the system we have now. I'm kind of in favour of the community one because I think it would be more fair to small communities. But I could be persuaded either way.
 
taxslave
+1
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

You could have each vote in alerta/sask/man be worth 3 times more than a vote in on/que
That would give the west an equal voice.
Of course that would make a vote in pei/nfld/nb worth 3 time what an alberta/sask/man vote is worth. and maybe 6 times more than a on/sask
obviously we would have to have the math done but the principle is there.

Why would the smallest provinces have more votes than the large ones?
 
captain morgan
+2
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Still doesn't stop them frompassing laws that have a negative effect on vast regions while having zero effect on those passing the law. Like the one banning tankers off the BC coast. A decision made in Ottawa that has huge negative consequences for every area of BC but totally irrelevant in OntariOWE.


True enough, however, having the ability to fukk with Ottawa's piggy-bank offers much power to the group that controls the purse strings.... Case in point; a handful of ecotards held the country, tater tot and his merry band of idiots hostage for over a month (and counting)
 
Hoid
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Why would the smallest provinces have more votes than the large ones?

math is hard
 
captain morgan
+1
#30
Tesla is learning that math is not just hard, but super cruel as well.


What a sh*t-kicking they are taking
 

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