Why not relocate Ottawa capital of Canada to more geographically central location?
The geographic centre of Canada is Baker Lake in Baffin Island in Nunavut. THAT is where Ottawa should be situated Then roads should all lead to Ottawa from the north and the south and the east and the west .... And there should also be symmetric population density to the north and south and east and west of the geographic middle of Canada With planes and shipping into Baker Lake from Siberia and Greenland and Ireland And tons of manufacturing jobs in Ottawa and Toronto should be where Iqaluit is now Then there should be a super highway from Ellesmere Island to Baker Lake And Canadians should speak Canadian and have a written language called Canadian and have Canadian cuisine and Canadian music that sounds as ethnic as Indian or Thai music Like----in my country the USA we have a state called Ohio and rightfully so the geographic centre is capital is Columbus, symmetric southwest is Cincinnati and Northeast is Cleveland and Sandusky and Akron and Toledo Why not have a Canada that is just symmetric and center of Canada is heart of Canada meaning Baker Lake becomes where Ottawa gets built?
Asked By: EricS - 10/15/2012
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Because Queen Victoria personally selected the site and who, JamieB, are you to question the Queen herself. Lese-majesty?
Answered By: -JD- - 10/15/2012
Additional Answers (7)
Oh Jamie what a no brainer. This is a new low for you. Columbus is the capital of a State not the country. If it comes to that Toronto the capital of Ontario is about the geographical center of Canada. What;s the big deal about being in the center of a country. Very few if any countries have their capitol cities in the... More
Answered By: Dowlinggram - 10/15/2012
You know what, it's funny that you mentioned Ohio! No really it is, because my answer was going to say something about that and then I got to that part of your question... More
Answered By: The Phantom Schticky - 10/15/2012
When they decide to move Washington, DC from the eastern seaboard to Lebanon, Kansas (geographic centre of continental USA) we'll consider moving Ottawa. Let us know when you're done, we probably will need the packing boxes... More
Answered By: knh959 - 10/15/2012
Who will pay the cost by the billions? Who needs a new capital when the world is short in cash?
Answered By: Thamain P - 10/16/2012
Ottawa capital of Canada is rightfully located there because of safety for the government. Considering the good old story of Pearl Harbour, no government will be sensible enough to put a capital and protection network where it can be an easy target of their enemies.
Answered By: Kong - 10/17/2012
Mostly because it is already there close enough to the core population and economic centres., and the infrastructure to support the government is in that region.
Answered By: classicsat - 10/18/2012
Baker Lake is isolated. Baker Lake isn't on Baffin island. Building highways would disturb the wildlife. It would cost a lot of money to move Ottawa to Baker Lake.
Answered By: fire sral - 10/19/2012
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