The city of Airdrie is being counted twice since it's part of the Calgary CMA but, unlike Kanata, it is actually a city. Likewise, Milton is counted twice, since it's part of the Toronto CMA. White Rock is in Metro Vancouver. Spruce Grove is in Metro Edmonton. Georgetown is not a city, having been amalgamated into the town of Halton Hills which, in turn, is in Metro Toronto. Quispamsis-Rothesay is not a census agglomeration, and I can't find any reference to those two cities being officially combined.
It's impossible that they're only coming up with 989,567 for Ottawa-Gatineau without removing Orleans, Barrhaven, and Stittsville, and yet they aren't listed separately. Whatever arbitrary rules they used for their definition need to be re-evaluated. This list is so laughably awful, it's not worth using.
I apologise to anyone if I come off as defensive here, it's just there are only three different ways to measure city populations in Canada and so I am forced to make decisions. I am passionate enough that I could go and create my own list, but it would take more time than I currently have and could (at least theoretically) be subject to more scrutiny than I could ever defend.
I am really curious though, how did you make this quiz to only include Canada, separate the Canadian provinces AND how you not only included the US, but also it's separate states?
Actually, the original map comes from this Jetpunk quiz but I modified the map, as I saw fit.
It is the price to pay for using population-centre figures, however, and I have much less issues with this measurement than I do with city-proper or metro area :)
For this quiz I used population-centre metrics, which actually has the smallest population figure for Whitehorse of any metric, as Whitehorse has large city-limits which encompass surrounding populated rural areas. On the other hand, Whitehorse's agglomeration is even larger, and stretches all the way to the BC border.
It's a good question though.
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