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Canada overpopulated?

That's a very amusing, off-the-top-of-your-head and fatuously misinformed comment coming from someone who lives in Toronto, a city in the extreme far south of the country (like every other major city). Over a third of Canada's population live in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal alone, all a hop, skip and a jump from the US border.

Do you know who David Suzuki is? I used to listen to the programme Quirks and Quarks which he founded on CBC back in 1975 .

I dare to think that he knows a thing or two more than you do. (Goin' out on a limb there, but hey, gotta take some chances. :D)

He got himself called a "xenophobe" by the Harper-Tory minister of immigration* for calling Canada's immigration policy "crazy" on two separate counts:

1) It constitutes a brain drain from poor countries that badly need those brains.

2) Canada – whose population has more than doubled in my lifetime – obviously has more people than is good for it. (Christ, just look at what’s happened to southern Ontario.) Or do you think you can somehow settle people on the Canadian shield?

What would they eat???

What’s left over after that? Newfoundland scrubbed raw by glaciers? The dinky Maritimes? BC with its wall-to-wall mountains?

No, BlackSheep, you don’t know what you’re talking about.

* Gosh, what an honour to be publicly blasted by one of Harper’s ministers.

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Canada overpopulated?


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