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View Poll Results: Saskatchewan is more similar to
Alberta 6 40.00%
Manitoba 9 60.00%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-28-2015, 03:31 PM
 
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Have you ever been to Saskatchewan, or, I don't know, looked at a map? Fully half the province is boreal forest and lakes.
Yes I have and the majority of it is flat prairie land.
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Old 09-28-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Yes I have and the majority of it is flat prairie land.
You should look a little deeper... See that whole half, covered with blue and no roads/people. That would be the lakey woody part.

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Old 09-28-2015, 05:56 PM
 
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You should look a little deeper... See that whole half, covered with blue and no roads/people. That would be the lakey woody part.
If the map showed Manitoba you would see the giant Lake Manitoba bigger than any lake in Saskatchewan. I never said it has no lakes or trees at all, I said Manitoba has more.
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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I didn't spend enough time in Winnipeg to make any firm conclusions as to whether it had anything in common with Ontario. But, it is also my impression that the extreme western part of Ontario has more in common with Manitoba than the rest of Ontario. I know once you get west of Winnipeg you're pretty much into the Prairies, but what is the case heading EB on the T-Can from Winnipeg? Does the Prairie landscape continue for a bit or are you into Canadian Shield pretty quickly?
I've driven eastbound on the Trans-Canada from Winnipeg. For the first part of the drive, you're driving through prairies--maybe 80 km or so. Then, the forest starts; and still later, the Shield shows itself. By the time you hit the Ontario border, you are definitely in Shield country.
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Thornhill, Ontario
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I've driven eastbound on the Trans-Canada from Winnipeg. For the first part of the drive, you're driving through prairies--maybe 80 km or so. Then, the forest starts; and still later, the Shield shows itself. By the time you hit the Ontario border, you are definitely in Shield country.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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If the map showed Manitoba you would see the giant Lake Manitoba bigger than any lake in Saskatchewan. I never said it has no lakes or trees at all, I said Manitoba has more.
I know I'm being pedantic at this point but this is what you said;

Manitoba is flat but unlike Saskatchewan it has a lot of trees and lakes.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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To answer the question it's more like Manitoba by far.

Things have changed a lot since I left, but both have similar populations, similar mixed economies, nearly identical political upbringings and demographics, similar topographies.

You have almost the same size population except you have one major city in Manitoba and Sask has it split between Regina and Saskatoon. Both are historically and political got a connection with grass roots prairie sort of left wing politics and have the same balance historically on the other right hand side as well. They both have a good mining and huge agrarian economy sector... there's never a day where someone isn't talking about the "wheat board" (CWB) or something.

Prairies are flat, Alberta is NOT flat has many mountains. Sask is somewhat flat but has more plateaus and rolling hills compared to Manitoba. If you drive West from Winnipeg, you hit what is called "the escarpment" which is around Brandon where there this sort of carve in the landscape. Sask has lots of places like that, these big digs and so forth.. it's kind of neat actually. But Alberta is far more rugged in landscape and of course way more drier being on the leeward side of the Rockies.

Alberta is different than both of these by far in all respects, even though some things are similar too. But by far Sask is way more like Manitoba in comparison. That's my 2 cents

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Old 10-27-2015, 03:10 PM
 
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Judging by election results: Alberta. The Conservatives won the popular vote in AB and SK. Manitoba sure digs the Liberals more than the other Prairie provinces.
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Old 11-01-2015, 02:19 PM
 
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Prairies are flat, Alberta is NOT flat has many mountains.
There are impressive mountains in Alberta to be sure, but there is an awful lot of flat-ish farmland in that province as well.
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Old 11-01-2015, 02:20 PM
 
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Manitoba sure digs the Liberals more than the other Prairie provinces.
Loads of commies in Manitoba.
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