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Why Are Northern Ontario’s Cities Really Shrinking?

The latest census results have caused quite a bit of alarm in northern Ontario as three out of the five major cities have seen a drop in their population while the other two are displaying rather stagnant population growth rates. Between 2011 and 2016, population growth was greatest in the Greater Sudbury CMA at 1 percent. This was followed by percent growth for the Thunder Bay CMA, and rates of decline for the North Bay, Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie Census Agglomerations (CA) at -2.6, -3.2 and-2.1 percent respectively.Needless to say, this has sparked some alarm and even confusion. Thunder

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