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Canada is a vast country; true, but the reality is that Canada is more than half exposed rock and gravel.i Uninhabitable! What is not rock and uninhabitable is mostly too dry, the growing season to short, the water frozen or the soil not suitable for crops. Most of our forests are Taiga a delicate carbon sink of shallow rooted trees on fragile soils.
Canada’s has an overpopulation problem in the south but expecially in the North. The tundra historically have supported 8,000ii people before the arrival of European technology. Today a population of over 100,000 exist due to massive inputs of food and fuel from the south. People of the north, the most unsustainable on the planet.
Land Area Chart
|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|
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 Canada’s different areas varies with sources as the lines of delineation 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
Physical Regions of Canada
Cordillera: The Canadian Cordillera is divided into three regions: the Coast Mountains, the interior Columbia Mountains, and the eastern Canadian Rockies. A collection of 100 mounatin peaks up to 12,000 feet high. What little usable land clinging to cliffs and in valleys is intensely populated with Chinese immigrants who have driven up scarce land prices to the highest in Canada.
Interior Plains: A temperate grassland and shrub land biome that has its origin in glaciated conditions, sand and silt-laden meltwater originating from alpine glaciers in the Rocky Mountains generated alluvial deposits at their base. Only a third of the vast plains can be farmed for wheat, the balance pasture that is not suitable for agriculture other than beef pasture which is why 60 percent of all Canada’s beef cattle comes from the praries.
Canadian Shield: Home of the Canadian Taiga, The boreal forests which 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.
Hudson Bay Lowland and Arctic Lowland: A barren desolate landscape of exposed rock and ice that has a 6 to 8 week summer during which black flbyies make life unbearable.
Great Lakes Lowlands: The St. Lawrence Lowlands is the most densely populated region in Canada.The Lowlands is in the traditional territories of the Huron Indians. The Huron were victims of a genocidal attack by the Mohawk in 1648 to 1649. That story can be found here. The reason Ottawa was never covered by a treaty is due to the mass extinction of the native Huron inhabitants by Mohawk.
The Great Lakes Lowlands is Canada’s prime agriculture area and is, only 5% of Canada.iii. It is currently being built over to accommodate endless immigrants from countries with populations in the billions of people. A tide of destruction being sold as economic growth.
Appalachians: The mountain range extends into southeastern Canada, forming a zone up to 480 km wide, running from the island of Newfoundland 2,400 km southwestward to Central Alabama in the United States. The range covers parts of the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, The system is divided into a series of ranges with the individual mountains averaging around 3,000 ft
and the the light green areas
Canada’s Population Problem
90% of the population live on 180,000 square kilometers 200km from the US Border. iv The Taiga, where the other 10% live is a fragile 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.
|200km of US||180,000||33,300,000||185.0|
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.
Why So Expensive?
Canada population density where it matters is higher than that of France. We are anoverpopulated country and it is refelcted in some of the highest housing prices in the world, homelessness and rapid inflation of rents, crowding in our hospitals and congestion on our roads.
The main reason for the high price is the shortage of Land combined with bringing immigrants into Canada at a rate of 1,000,000 a year. According to Royal LePage’s latest House Price Survey found the average price for a home in Canada increased 17.1 per cent year-over-year in 2021, hitting $779,000. here
If you want your childrent to be able to afford a house, stop the unsustainable rate of immigration.
Myth 1: High immigration will solve the labour shortages that affect some sectors of the economy. Immigrants are not just workers but also consumers of goods and services, which creates demand for labour in other sectors and simply displaces the problem. This explains why we still have labour shortages even though Canada has had one of the highest levels of immigration in the world for several years.
Myth 2: Immigrants have the skills we need Only one quarter of immigrants are chosen because they have the right qualifications and work experience to fulfill our economic needs. The rest are dependents (spouses and children) of economic immigrants, or come through the family reunification program or as refugees. They either do not work, or do not have the skills that are most in need even if they find work.
Myth 3: We are all made richer by Immigration Mass immigration has stagnated wages and productivity in Canada, as cheaper immigrant labour is often favoured by employers over capital investment and automation. Although a large increase in the number of workers makes our economy larger, it also makes it less productive and impede GDP growth per capita. We need to automate for prosperity not flood the market with unskilled workers consuming ferociously. What’s important is not to have a larger economy, but to be richer.
Myth 4: We can accomodate allot more people Mass immigration increases pressure on our infrastructures, health care system, and social programs all of which are stressed to breaking. It also inflates housing prices. More than 41% of all immigrants to Canada settle in and around Toronto and Vancouver, which have some of the least affordable housing among big cities in the world.
Myth 5: Immigrants are needed due to an ageing population Immigrants are a bit younger on average than Canadians, but not enough to have a noticeable impact on the rate of aging. Matters worse by increasing the number of parents and grand-parents accepted under the family reunification program.
Myth 6: Canada is a big country with lots of space. See Canada’s Population Problem
For the benefits of Canadaians we need to
~Substantially lower the total number of immigrants and refugees Canada accept every year, from 500,000 planned by the Liberal government in 2025, to between 100,000 and 150,000, depending on economic and other circumstances.
~Reform the immigration point system and the related programs to accept a larger proportion of economic immigrants with the right skills.
~Accept fewer resettled refugees and limit the number of immigrants accepted under the family reunification program, including abolishing the program for parents and grand-parents.
~Limit the number of temporary foreign workers and make sure that they fulfil temporary positions and do not compete unfairly with Canadian workers.
~Change the law to make birth tourism illegal.
~Ensure that every candidate for immigration undergoes a face-to-face interview and answers a series of specific questions to assess the extent to which they align with Canadian values and societal norms
~Increase resources for CSIS, the RCMP, and Canadian Immigration and Citizenship to do interviews and thorough background checks on all classes of immigrants.
Go here for anti trudeau rhetoric from the Cultural Action Party
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
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-regions in Canada, so 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 are eating the farmland.
iv90 percent of Canadians live close to US border https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/by-the-numbers-1.801937
March 2023 Finally Motivated to finish this article as Canada broke a population growth record in 2022: StatCan Story here