Imagine, Canada as a Vast Country, room for everyone:
Yes Canada is vast, vast frozen expanses of rock and ice and no sadly we do not have room for everyone.
Physical regions of Canada referencei
|Canada||10,000,000 km2i||Actually 9,984,671 km2|
|Arctic Low lands||1,000,000 km2||Vast wetland, mean annual temperature is -4°C|
|Cordillera||1,300,000 km2||Mountain ranges with small habitable deltas and valleys.|
|Interior Plains||1,200,000 km2||Dry prairie native grasslands, wheat fields, pasture.|
|Canadian Shield||5,000,000 km2ii||the largest mass of exposed Precambrian rock on Earth.|
|Hudson Bay Lowlands||150,000 km2||a vast muskeg / wetland of Peat lands, bogs and fens|
|Great Lakes Lowland||50,000 km2.||Location of oak, maple forests and urban area in Canada|
|Appalacians (NFLD)||200,000 km2||Known as the Rock|
|Water area||1,000,000 km2||We have allot of fresh water that needs to be preserved|
Canada is more than half exposed rock and gravel.iWhat is not rock is mostly too dry, the growing season to short and the soil to thin for crops.
The Tundra, overpopulated
While areas in the tundra historically have supported up to 8,000ii people before European technology, today over 100,000 decedents of aboriginals live in the arctic, their existence only possible due to massive inputs of food and fuel from the south. This is the light blue tundra, a barren desolate landscape of exposed rock and ice that has a 6 to 8 week summer during which black flies make life unbearable.
The Taiga, fragile
The Dark blue represents the Canadian Taiga, The boreal forest contains about 10% of Canada’s population. It is vast and fragile. Contributing to the worlds oxygen and a storehouse of greenhouse gasses. Hundreds of towns derive at least 20% of their economic activity from forestry. It is also the largest natural storage of freshwater in the world.
That dark green, mostly mountains with a thin strip along the ocean, already intensely populated.
The Vast Prarie, 5% of Canada
The yellow area, the vast prairie a third of which can be farmed for wheat, the bread basket of the world and the the light green areas prime agriculture, only 5% of Canada.iii
Southern Ontario and west Quebec
South of the Canadian shield is Canada’s prime farmland, a very limited resource, and only 5% of Canada’s land mass is made up of prime land. Unfortunately, this farmland is in one of the fastest growing urban-regions in Canada, home to countless new immigrants for whom we diminish our democracies with super mayors so we can pave over farmland and desecrate our green belts.
90% within 100 km of the U.S.
90% of the population live on 180,000 square kilometers 200km from the US Border. iv The Taiga, where the other 10% live is an ecological storehouse of sequestrated greenhouse gas, much of it bog and muskeg. Canada is much like a horizontal Chile, a thin strip of land close to the US border that is habitable, the rest not suitable for modern human habitation.
We are overpopulated
Considering that which is not rock, muskeg or frozen all year our population density is higher than France, but lower than England. We are an overpopulated country. We are a vast country, BUT, that vastness is not suitable for human habitation. Sadly our politicians have an agenda that is not consistent with the interests of Canadians and pursue policies of massive immigration setting up a narrative of racist for anyone who opposes the interest of Canadians or the Land.
As immigration continues, and we insist on growth of the population, prime farmland is quickly being paved over for shopping malls and suburbs. And since the prime land is very limited, farmers will have a hard time feeding cities, when Canadian cities have eaten the farmland.
|area||population||calculated||from global statistics|
|Canada||10,000,000||37,000,000||3.81 people per square kilometer|
|200km of US||180,000||33,300,000||185 people per square kilometer||population density of “habitable” Canada|
|France||640,679||70,000,000||118.36 people per square kilometer,||higher density than france, we are more crowded than france|
|England||241,000||68,000,000||275.61 people per square kilometer||a bit less than britian|
Canada’s vast east coast, endless miles of exposed rocky shoreline, like this photo of peggy’s cove Nova Scotia
Canada’s Hudsons Bay lowland, only a foot above sea level and only navigable when frozen. A home to walrus, narwhal and polar bear.
iPhysical regions of canada map http://questgarden.com/115/49/5/101129174637/images/Physical20Regions11.JPG
iArea Canada from Wikipedia, this number is 9,984,671, rounded up to 10,000,000 for ease of understanding and comparision with other numbers that are also rounded off. The areas of Canadas different areas varies with sources as the lines of deliniation between geological types is not always marked with a ruler and subject to interpretation by different geologist and geographers. The overall number is correct, the individual areas have been adjusted and are approximate.
iiArea Canadian Sheild https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Shield, this number includes land partly in the US and water and was originally 8 million square kilometers, reduced to 6.0 million square kilometers. Numbers rounded to nearest 100K for simplicity total unchanged
iMore than half of Canada is exposed rock https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Shield
ii Population of North https://www.erudit.org/en/journals/etudinuit/2002-v26-n2-etudinuit703/007645ar/
iiiOnly 5% of canada is prime agricultural land https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/0611dfaf516f44ed933684ff0eaf0e0d
iv90 percent of Canadians live close to US border https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/by-the-numbers-1.801937