05 March 2013

Canada remapped

In response to an electoral reform map of the United States which fantasized 50 new states of equal populations, Patrick Cain remapped Canada in the same fashion:
Eventually, I ended up with 14 provinces of between 2.5 million and 1.85 million. The most controversial would be making all of Atlantic Canada, along with a chunk of Quebec along the lower St. Lawrence, one province. (I find it hard to think of a Canadian political project that, for various reasons, good or bad, is less likely to happen.) A union of Manitoba with all of northern Ontario would certainly bring its own issues. For the purposes of the exercise, I ignored the territories. 
A list of the populations of the new entities is at the map source, Global News.  (The embed above is twice-clickable).


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