It would seem that southern Ontario has the opposite problem of New Brunswick. They are predicting the population will almost double over the next 25 years. The challenges they face are related to managing this rapid growth.
This is kind of neat. They have planned growth areas extending out some three hours drive by car from downtown Toronto.
Three hours from downtown Fredericton gets you – just about everywhere in New Brunswick….
I wish Toronto well. We’re gonna need that growth over the next 25 years. I estimate that in the same period, Equalization payments to New Brunswick alone will increase by $3-4 billion.
Since we have opted for an economic development strategy based soley on siphoning off taxes paid in Ontario, we have a highly vested interest in that province’s success.
Vive le Toronto.