Canada in 2041 A more sustainable future

"Every major issue in the geography of Canada is strictly related to the base economy whereas the economy decides the fate of Canada in the future"

Economic growth is what Canada is going through right now. That is also what holds Canada together too as economy controls major events to the international level including population growth, large urban projects, extraction and transportation of different resources, city expansion, and movement of people. This is all due to the high demand of money in the world especially in the middle class.

The big problem is economic growth involves the long and large process of the downfall of the economy to grow the basic economic infrastructure of Canada. Canada is experiencing multiple medium risk problems but will gradually become a threat to Canada as years go by. Below I will explain explicitly what the problems are in Canada and how it can be solved.

Solution 1:

Extracting fossil fuels is affecting our country as a whole. It has several different impacts on Canada through the environmental, social (demography), and land development. The industry will keep growing as Canada has a large amount of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels including oil, natural, gas and coal, produces 70% of Canada’s energy supply but steadily bringing a growing risk for rapid climate change which is a severe global issue that will create more damage then the economic crisis will. The demand for fossil fuels will grow as fossil fuels are diminishing all over the world such as China’s rapidly emerging demand for energy.

Extraction of fossil fuels has a social and demographic impact too as it affects the movement and the settlement of people. It evades others to settle and move in the affected region resulting in fewer people, jobs, and decrease in tourism. This will bring the economy down if multiple regions are affected.

Fossil fuels also heavily affects land development projects. As industries produce more carbon emissions, more and more residential housing will be pushed farther as it’s uncommon to live near industrial areas thus creating urban sprawl. More and more industrial areas are being built to support the large demand for products and energy production which will affect other land uses.

The main solution is to broadcast on television especially on International Channels such as CTV, CBC, and The Weather Network about the other effects from fossil fuels such as the economic and social reasons. This method will cost over 4 million and is a cheap way to get word to the public that doesn't know about fossil fuels and its consequences. The project will last over several years to 10 years as new incoming immigrants need to know the effects of energy consumption to reduce the amount of fossil fuels that are extracted.

Solution 2:

The large issue around Canada is that carbon emissions are increasing which promotes climate change and global warming. The motor vehicle industry is going up resulting in a larger contribution to carbon gas emissions. The majority of cars on the road are run by gasoline which give the out the majority of the emissions. The solution is to avoid using internal combustion engines and to use hybrid and electric cars. @ 2016 Cadillac ELR

Buying electric cars are considerably expensive and does not have as much interior and exterior benefits than gasoline-run cars but has has long-lasting benefits to the environment. Canada produces multiple hybrid and electric car brands like Chrysler Canada, Ford Motor Company of Canada, General Motors Canada. Cars originally created in Canada are manufactured for a cheaper price giving an economic opportunity to buy cars with a Canadian Label.

To create an economic opportunity, my solution is to grant $10, 000 distributed over 3 years on the buyer if they buy a select hybrid and electric vehicles from Canadian branded cars. For example the Ford Focus Electric, Cadillac ELR, Toyota Prius Plug-In, and more. The prices of these cars are around 40,000 except for the Cadillac ELR which is relatively a good price for a hybrid-electric car. To get the word out, there will also be a advertising campaign on radio stations explaining how the $10,000 would be given.

The process will take over 10 years and will cost 6 million with the distribution of cash per buyer and advertisement. This will further encourage the use of hybrid-electric cars and may reduce carbon emissions in Canada by 10% if 200,000 hybrid-electric cars are bought.

Solution 3:

Urban sprawl in Canada has gave Canada development issues as too much space is used for single families. This then turns out to be more expensive than a single large land development project which can hold hundreds of families. The new cost will affect the community as a whole. The large problem is that the public also does not know about the effects of buying a house. Encouraging people who currently does not have a house to other mixed-land uses will solve the problem,

By encouraging house land development companies like Minto, Great Guelph, Tridel, and more to build condominiums, further land development would be mostly condos then if the plan to stop and slow further urban sprawl and to benefit their companies in the future.

Sending employees from the house to explain that urban sprawl will affect their available spaces to build and in the future, will result in a financial crisis. This will let the public know that the region is now developing condos to slow the causes of urban sprawl therefore reducing the amount of houses built on demand. This process will take 2 years and 1 million depending on the requests of the private land development companies. This will make Canada more sustainable with more usable spaces.

Solution 4:

First Nations, Metis, and the Inuit (FNMI) land in the upper part are of Canada are being neglected and pushed away from their government as they are inferior to Canadians. Their culture is crucial to Canada’s past and its diversity. Without their culture, Canada will not have a full identity. What is happening to FNMI is because of the process of urban sprawl. They do not have much support to protect their land other than the their Land Treaty. In a few years, their land will be heavily pressured to be removed. They will have zero protection and will eventually die out. The solution would be to remove urban sprawl up north but that is rather difficult as urban sprawl is uncontrollable.

A First Nation's Cultural Clothing

My solution would be to add a new land treaty to explicitly protect their land, ensure their mutual rights, and more terms than their previous treaty to suit their personal needs. The treaty will stop land development companies to build over their designated land and to build in other areas. The treaty will result in request of permission from the government to develop buildings in the specific region. This will take several years as it not a global concern is considerably the death of a nation. This will make land developers to certainly avoid the land and will slow urban sprawl.

Solution 5:

Energy consumption in Canada is increasing as more and more people are starting to use more technological methods to solve their everyday problems. Energy consumption will definitely increase so there will be heavy pressure on the energy production industries. That is why Hydro One, previously tied with the government, is now privatized due to Canada being in debt. So if the peak of using energy is too high, there will be economic risk in Canada. Finding more sustainable ways to capture energy will prevent that to happen. For example, using other methods like tidal energy to power a generator.

This method involves the process of using the current of the ocean (it is always moving) to turn turbines. The motion of the turbines will generate electricity. This was already a method to find energy but isn’t popular as hydroelectric dams are more efficient as they use less expensive material to build and produces a constant rate of energy. Adding more tidal generators either near the Atlantic Shore and Pacific Shore will generate energy without creating much problems and risks. Over in British Columbia, the shore is a suitable area to build these as there are only a few land development projects nearby. This will be a $10 million plan and will be made over many years up to 15 years as it can cover over several kilometres near the shore.

Solution 6:

Forests in Canada has helped suppress its carbon gas emissions but is constantly being depleted. The logging industry is growing rapidly as the demand for wooden products is effortlessly increasing which then supports the causes of global warming. Without trees, the vast majority of the carbon dioxide will spread faster and we will suffer heavy consequences.

My solution is to influence logging companies to use selective cutting of trees instead of clear cutting an area. Clear cutting is the process of cutting all the trees in the area including newly planted and amateur trees. An average pine tree takes 200 years to reach full height. These trees are being depleted way faster than it can be restored. A better method would be selective cutting as it cuts specifically chosen old trees to use which is more environmentally better. Logging companies need to use this method but is considered slower. This will eventually make them say no to keep their businesses going. That is why the other solution to aid this solution is to influence the public to join the logging industry. By advertising jobs on Yellowpages, MyBlueprint and more to young adults will create a larger workforce and to find specific trees faster. As the primary industry is rather small compared to the other industries, this will add some balance to the industries giving an economic boost.

Canada has multiple problems that involves it economy again. But can be solved using new, simple, and sustainable methods introduced by our side of the government. As 'Youth Minister for a Sustainable Future', these solutions will further suppress the problems and will benefit Canada’s future by 2041.

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