Will Canada be the greatest country to live in 2035?
Canada will be one of the greatest countries to live in in come 2035. Although it seems as if Canada has so many problems in present day, which aren’t really to, harsh when thought about. Of course new problems will always arise causing frustration. With these problems come solutions to be discovered.
Canada is a vast country with a very multicultural community. With a population of 35.16 million you’d wonder how it had gotten that large number. In present day, Canada encourages immigration into Canada for man reasons. Our main sources of immigrant are people from India and China and country similar to them. 97% of our current populations are immigrants who have built it into the country it is today. The birthrate is 1.68 children per female, which lowers over time due to education and finical stability. 1400684 and aboriginal status identity in 2011 with 851560 being First Nations, 451795 being Métis, and 59445 being Inuit.
In 2035, Canada is going to be a desired destination for immigration because of all the benefits it provides for Canadian citizens. Canada provides free health care, it's a multicultural country, and free compulsory education. Canada has the best health care plan in the world, which is one of the main reasons many people move to Canada. Another reason why people move to Canada is because it's a multicultural country meaning anyone can practice their religion freely. There are churches, temples, and many more religious buildings in Canada for everyone with different beliefs to practice their own religions in. Education is very important because it gives more people the opportunity to have jobs in the future. The amount of education you have can vary in which field of work force you want to be in. Having free compulsory education can be a huge benefit since there may be people who are not able to afford it.
Throughout the years, Canada has relied on many sources of immigrants, from mainly India and China. These countries are becoming more developed on the demographic transition model. Since these two countries are becoming a more sustainable, there would not be any need for them to establish themselves in Canada due to their already stabilized economies. Countries that are lower on the demographic transition model, such as Africa which is in stage 2 moving into stage 3 is most likely going to try to immigrate into Canada. Africa is not as developed as China and India, and don't have a very stabilized economy, therefore, the would have to move to a country that's more established.
In the demographic transition model, Canada is currently at stage four. As Canada continues to develop, it will eventually reach stage 5, thus becoming one of the most developed countries since not many countries have reached stage 5. Canada will have a much larger population considering Canada is the second largest country in the world and has less than a quarter of the USA's population.
The First Nations, Metis, And Inuit population will face problems such as their land being taken over for forestry and agricultural purposes. This may make Canada's Aboriginal peoples feel as if the Indian Act is being disregarded. One of the conditions to the Indian Act is for protection of the lands and property in Lower and Upper Canada. This was important to the Aboriginal people because land was very sacred to them. They developed a spiritual bond with it and they feel as if the land "owns" them since they live their whole life connected to it. Taking away their land would make them feel like a part of themselves is being taken away.
Interactions In The Physical Environment
Canada has very distinct physical feature whether it’s climate or landform, each one is just as important as the other. The precipitation within Canada is usually either convectional, relief or cyclonic and each is based on the hot and cool air masses. Canada has both Continental climates and Maritime climates. Maritime climates are located near oceans while continental climates are on the interior of continental landmasses. Canada has a total of 5 landform regions named The Western Cordillera, Interior Plains, Canadian Shield, Hudsons Bay/Arctic Lowlands, Innuitatian Mountains, Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Lowlands, and the Appalachians.
the course of 12 months, Canada's climate changes often. Our climate can vary from -30 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius. We have a very hot and cold climate, but Canada is known most for their harsh winters. Our climate is very cold for a quarter of the year because for a couple different reasons. Canada's location is much further up North than most countries, therefore, it's further away from the equator. Another thing that can affect the climate is air masses. Air masses create precipitation as they are moved by drafts around the world. Fronts develop at the boundary where two air masses with different temperatures and different moisture levels come into contact with each other.
Canada has many different types of physical regions varying from mountainous areas to wetlands. Arctic tundra, Boreal and Tiaga forest, cordillera, west coast forest, mixed forest, deciduous forest, and grasslands.Canada also has 7 regions, the western cordillera, interior plains, Canadian shield, Hudson bay, innuittian mountains, great lakes, st Lawrence lowlands, and appalachiens.
Climate will have its effect on Canada’s environment in many ways. A difference in weather would cause the ecosystems in lakes to change. Species wouldn’t be used to having a different climate, which would affect. Breeding patterns and may even cause extinction. Glaciation would change Canada’s landscape like it did many years ago. Air masses may cause weather to become cooler which would not attract immigrant or tourists. However, if it becomes, warmer Canada would be much more attractive. Climate is very unpredictable so it would be hard to see how it will affect the future.
Managing Canada's Resources And Industries
Canada has an abundance of resources, which help countries all over the world. Our most important primary industries include forestry, minerals, coal, oil and gas, electricity, fishing, Agriculture, and fresh water. There are wide varieties of global connections but Canada trades with the Unites States, China, United Kingdom, Japan, and Mexico.
A land like Canada has a lot of potential depending on how the people in Canada use it. With a natural abundance of resources that Canada has it’s quite obvious that it would have a few primary industries. However, the year 2035 is very far away and we may have to rely on only a couple. In, 2035 Canada’s most important resources will be fresh water and forestry. I say this because no matter what the world will need water. Water is one of the most vital elements when it comes to the life of both animals and plants, and yes that includes humans. It is well known that that Canada has one of the largest fresh water deposits in the world especially coming from the Great Lakes. The reason lumber will continues to be one of Canada’s more dominate resources is because Canada also has a rather a larger area of forests covering its land, which you can even see in the beautiful landscape. No matter what happens from now to 2035 people will always have the need for homes, it’s substantial for living and many countries have already clear cut any natural forests that they have had so they would have no other choice but to go to Canada for their lumber needs.
While Canada may have a good grasp of these resources now in the future we may not. For each resource a proper way to keep them thriving needs to be in order. Sustainable yield management would be applied best towards forestry. Sustainable yield management is when the amount of the resource that can be harvested without depleting the resources, this should ensure a continued supply by allowing time for other trees to replace the ones that would be cut down. Fresh water would need a different tactic resource development. This is when you meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future. To put that into simpler terms, it means to take only what’s needed not anymore or it would risk future generations have the same resource that we rely on so heavily. Places such as BC have already started the water conservation plan. This plan focuses on managing water demand, reducing consumption, and improving the efficiency of water use. This not only applies to homes but to industrial, commercial, institutional, and agriculture water users. This also includes rainwater harvesting, leak detection and repairs, and grey water recycling. All these great options help reduce the need to take more water from the earth that is needed.
Canada has a very strong connection to the rest of the world in many ways but it’s very strong within trade and globalization. To start off, tariffs are highly reduced with globalization which is good for both Canada and whatever country we are trading with. Globalization is better for companies both in and out of Canada creating good ties to each other. Resources are applied better making Canada a reliable trade partner. Goods tend to be cheaper which is definitely good for the people living in the countries. While trading Canada gains a lot of cultural passage from other countries giving us a better understanding of customs, language, religion and much more.
Canadian cities grow with pride for their country but every city faces problems. Cities all over suffer from many things. Infrastructure is not at its best and is crumbling especially in places like Toronto. The transportation is highly unreliable especially within Mississauga. Another problem is urban sprawl; this is a problem because of higher transportation costs, farmland use, health cost, and infrastructure needs.
Canada’s cities will likely be facing problems similar to the ones we face in this current day. We will definitely be facing a dense population, which would cause a vey long commute time. A Long commute time leads to large amounts of pollution and about 7469 deaths relate back to air pollution. Large amounts of health issues are caused by long commute times, including those few extra pounds that develop around your waist. Usually cities have nice thriving area, but over time that becomes something called “brown land”. Brown land is impossible to develop and is very unappealing towards the city. Since cities tend to a fairly long drive from farms so cities don’t get food close to harvest date meaning food isn’t as fresh.
Urban sprawl will be a problem in 2035 as it always will be due to the demand for it. Urban sprawl takes up farmland which requires less family based farms and more larger ones. It causes a way longer commute time which causes many health impacts such as; obesity, heart disease, air pollution/repertory illness, high stress, and depression. Even the fact that it takes you way longer to get home causing you to spend less time with your family and go straight to bed increases the chances of depression. There is way less public transit causing difficulty to get from place to place. It costs more to maintain road when a community’s budget can be put towards something else. It’s also dangerous due to a delayed response time when it comes to fires, police, and paramedics.
Urban sprawl can be limited but not completely stopped. People such as David Suzuki have many brilliant ideas as to how it can be limited. Ontario could build homes that are within a 30-minute walk, bike, and transit ride from school or work. Old crumbling building can be renovated for people to move into them. More acts similar to the Greenbelt act can be made to protect land and limit area to be used.
Room to improve will always be available if you take the risks to do so, this is what many Canadian cities should do in the future and some are already taking the steps to do so. Many cities should follow Toronto’s example and turn their brown land into park space and recreational areas. Another this that can be done is what Montreal is doing making rooftop greenhouses, this helps absorb CO2 emissions and also gives a tasty snack. Edmonton is taking garbage from homes and either dismantling it so the parts go where they’re supposed to be or making them into something completely different and putting them into homes! They’re also taking the methane that is released from landfills and turning it into energy. BC is taking a more geothermal approach and using steam pipes. Another thing being done in British Columbia is they have a great transportation line called the Canada Line. It would be a bright idea to also follow Germany who have large sources a renewable energy.
It is very clear that it would be hard and rocky road to make a Canada an even better place to live in then it is today but it’s worth it in the long run. As mentioned previously mentioned previously all the struggles Canada goes through today have the ability to be fixed in the future.