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Old Posted Jan 22, 2022, 6:21 PM
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Originally Posted by north 42 View Post
Since when is Guelph a part of the Kitchener-Waterloo CMA? You can’t just combine CMA’s that are close to each other and use that population figure as an official number.

Provincial governments do just that all the time. Something like the GTHA is used more for regional planning purposes than the Toronto CMA is - which really only exists as a statistical relic for StatsCan (the problem here being StatsCan's inflexibility on combining or amending adjacent CMAs regardless of sufficient criteria being met or actual on-the-ground realities). I believe BC does the same thing with respect to the Lower Mainland as well.

Adding Guelph to the Kitchener CMA on the other hand has a bit less precedent.
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