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Old 05-21-2012, 01:49 PM
 
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Canada is already a normative and moral power. Shame about your lard arsed neighbour, eh?
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:52 PM
 
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Open your doors to immigration from Western Europe and a little from Eastern Asia. Only lightly for Africa and the Middle East, taking only the best educated.
No racism in your post.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:54 PM
 
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No racism in your post.
There's no place for Muslims fundamentalists in Canada or any other developed country.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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There's no place for Muslims fundamentalists in Canada or any other developed country.
I'm sure you have done the research into percentages of fundamentalists in the Muslim community and all the rest of the required studies.

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Old 05-25-2012, 03:29 AM
 
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Austria does lack water. But Canada doesn't. We have the largest amount of water per capita in the world.
(I think you meant Australia, not Austria.) Canada may have the largest amount of water per capita in the world NOW but just because we have it doesn't mean we should have 3 times more people and use it up 3 times faster along with all our other natural resources. Canada has grown and populated conservatively and I like it that way. There's nothing wrong with being conservative and conservationist.

Sometimes pictures say more than words. Do I want Canada by night to end up looking more like the USA and some of these other highly populated countries? Thanks, but no thanks.





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Old 05-25-2012, 06:59 AM
 
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Central and Northern Canada is almost empty
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:07 AM
 
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Sometimes pictures say more than words. Do I want Canada by night to end up looking more like the USA and some of these other highly populated countries? Thanks, but no thanks.
Beautiful pictures!

Ah! Still, it has to be mentioned that our belt of life, from Nova Scotia through the Great Lakes to Alberta to southern BC is as illuminated
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:20 AM
 
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Do I want Canada tripled in size? Personally, it's a not a simple question. Maybe someone gasping for fresh air in a metropolitan city has a more definite answer. Since I live in an area that is less illuminated on the above pic, I am grateful for the largely unknown beauty of the place that keeps the hordes away. BUT when it comes to practical matters, I am far from ready for a definite answer. A small rural school doesn't have resources to offer sports and arts enrichment. Small and large businesses sometimes act like monopolists. Highly specialized doctors have to be enticed to come here. A large business can bargain monetary concessions in exchange for establishing a branch. We miss the perks of scale. Having said that, these practicalities are -- STILL -- being offset by the beauty, peace, and solitude.
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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Central and Northern Canada is almost empty
Almost empty of the creeping plague of humans, thank goodness.

There has to be some safe natural place left for all the wild flora & fauna to retreat to to escape the rapacious depredations of man.

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Old 05-25-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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Do I want Canada tripled in size? Personally, it's a not a simple question. Maybe someone gasping for fresh air in a metropolitan city has a more definite answer. Since I live in an area that is less illuminated on the above pic, I am grateful for the largely unknown beauty of the place that keeps the hordes away. BUT when it comes to practical matters, I am far from ready for a definite answer. A small rural school doesn't have resources to offer sports and arts enrichment. Small and large businesses sometimes act like monopolists. Highly specialized doctors have to be enticed to come here. A large business can bargain monetary concessions in exchange for establishing a branch. We miss the perks of scale. Having said that, these practicalities are -- STILL -- being offset by the beauty, peace, and solitude.
I totally agree with you!
However, judging from the picture, do you really see the beauty, peace and solitude taken away by 2X more people? Look at the US, no one can deny it still has plenty of beauty peace and solitude in many parts of the country, more than enough for its 300M people to enjoy.

Economies of scale and the natural beauty is not really an absolute trade-off. There can be a good balance. Fortunately, unlike small countries like the Netherlands or Belgium, Canada is able to achieve a better balance.

I don't know why people are so scared of 100M people. Most of us will be better off without sacrificing anything.
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