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Old 07-03-2009, 06:26 AM
 
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I'm a Canadian born American who is strongly considering moving to Canada. I'm very concerned about peak oil and possible political / financial developments in the U.S.

So basically, my question is, given the above, which city would be better. Vancouver seems to have more tolerable climate, public transport just ok...but it is supplied by oil from Alberta. Toronto has much better public transport, but colder, perhaps could be more susceptable to oil shortages, etc. Maybe even Ottawa might be a consideration, though it doesn't seem to have any advantages.

Anybody who knows these cities wish to comment? Any help would be much appreciated!
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:36 AM
 
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Canada doesn't have a national energy strategy. Most oil pipelines flows south to the U.S. border. If Obama's Administration considers Alberta's tar sands to be 'dirty oil' then we may have to re-think the direction of our pipelines. Many people are advocating diverting the oil west to B.C. where it could be shipped to China and the Pacific Rim.

To make a long story short, Toronto doesn't get Alberta oil.
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Toronto is not THAT significantly colder than Vancouver. Vancouver has much cooler springs and summers than Toronto does, but Toronto has a slightly colder winter. Toronto is third largest in transportation in North America, while Vancouver's is not as extensive.
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Wheeling, West Virginia
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Toronto all the way!!!
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Originally Posted by dolph09 View Post
I'm a Canadian born American who is strongly considering moving to Canada. I'm very concerned about peak oil and possible political / financial developments in the U.S.

So basically, my question is, given the above, which city would be better. Vancouver seems to have more tolerable climate, public transport just ok...but it is supplied by oil from Alberta. Toronto has much better public transport, but colder, perhaps could be more susceptable to oil shortages, etc. Maybe even Ottawa might be a consideration, though it doesn't seem to have any advantages.

Anybody who knows these cities wish to comment? Any help would be much appreciated!
I highly recommend that you watch David Suzuki's The Nature of Things "Living City" documentary which pretty much compares each of Canada's major cities based on transit, sustainability, etc.

http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/natureofthings/2009/livingcity/




Actually, you may be able to watch it online, here: http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/natu...ity/video.html

Last edited by Cornerguy1; 07-04-2009 at 12:59 PM.. Reason: links to competing sites not permitted
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies!
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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Toronto's full of hot air - so we'll never have a heating crisis if there's an oil shortage!
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