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The Top 5 Questions People Are Googling About Every Province In Canada

Some of these are just embarrassing...
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The Top 5 Questions People Are Googling About Every Province In Canada

People are understandably curious about Canada. It's admittedly a strange country.

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TL;DR People ask Google the craziest questions about Canada.

It's a cultural mix of French, British, American, and Indigenous influences. It is also acclaimed by the international community (and especially jealous American liberals) for its relative economic equity and progressive social policy.

To give you a sense of just what people from around the world are asking about Canada, we've compiled a list of the top five Google questions about every Canadian province.

Some of them are just insane.

We've also attempted, where possible, to offer short answers.

Brace yourselves.

British Columbia

"Why is British Columbia on fire?"
Answer: it's dry during the summer.

"Why is British Columbia called British Columbia?"
Answer: it's named after the Columbia River and the British just wanted to remind everyone that it's theirs (the Americans once wanted the territory).

"Why is British Columbia so expensive?"
Answer: foreign investment.

"Why is British Columbia burning?"
Answer: see above.

"Why is British Columbia named Columbia?"
Answer: see above.

Via Google

Alberta

Why is Alberta so conservative?
Answer:
homestead values.

Why is Alberta rat free?
Answer:
luck?

Why is Alberta so rich?
Answer:
oil?

Why is Alberta oil sold at a discount?
Answer:
Apparently it has to do with limited pipeline capacity.

Why is Alberta alta?
Answer:
why not?

Why is Alberta beef better?
Answer:
because it's Canadian.

Via Google

Saskatchewan

Why is Saskatchewan so flat?
Answer: Mother Nature got lazy.

Why is Saskatchewan flat?
Answer:
see above.

Why is Saskatchewan wo windy?
Answer:
because it's flat.

Why is Saskatchewan so smokey?
Answer: because of British Columbia (see above).

Why is Saskatchewan so boring?
Answer:
because it's flat.

Why is Saskatchewan called Canada's breadbasket?
Answer:
lots of farmland because it's flat.

Via Google

Manitoba

Why is Manitoba important to Canada?
Answer: Winnipeg and trains?

Why is Manitoba the keystone province?
Answer:
because if you squint it looks like a key? Also it's at the centre of Canada.

Why is Manitoba a good place to live?
Answer:
because it's shaped like a key!

Why is Manitoba hydro in debt?
Answer:
few really know.

Why is Manitoba so smokey?
Answer:
because of British Columbia (see above).

Via Google

Ontario

Why is Ontario so humid?
Answer: lakes?

Why is Ontario electricity so expensive?
Answer:
inept politicians.

Why is Ontario in so much debt?
Answer:
inept politicians.

Why is Ontario so flat?
Answer:
unfortunate geological history.

Why is Ontario's debt so high?
Answer:
see above.

Why is Ontario so expensive?
Answer:
too many people.

Via Google

Quebec

Why is Quebec French?
Answer:
French colonial settlement.

Why is Quebec tax so high?
Answer:
robust social and fiscal policy.

Why is Quebec excluded from contests?
Answer:
often, it's beacause of Quebec's more strict rules about gaming.

Why is Quebec French-speaking?
Answer:
see above.

Why is Quebec healthcare so bad?
Answer:
this questions confounds even medical experts.

Via Google

New Brunswick

Why is New Brunswick so cheap?
Answer:
few employment opportunities.

Why is New Brunswick French?
Answer:
French colonial settlement.

Why is New Brunswick called New Brunswick?
Answer:
it's named after a German region in honour of the then-mostly German British monarchy.

Why is New Brunswick so poor?
Answer:
few employment opportunities.

Why is New Brunswick the only bilingual province?
Answer:
French colonial settlement.

Via Google

Nova Scotia

Why is Nova Scotia called New Scotland?
Answer:
Scottish settlement.

Why is Nova Scotia tax so high?
Answer:
fewer people and businesses = small tax base

Why is Nova Scotia so cheap?
Answer:
few employment opportunities.

Why is Nova Scotia soil red?
Answer:
iron.

Why is Nova Scotia named after Scotland?
Answer:
see above.

Via Google

Prince Edward Island

Why is Prince Edward Island a province?
Answer:
they insisted.

Why is Prince Edward Island sand red?
Answer:
iron.

Why is Prince Edward Island called that?
Answer:
to honour Prince Edward, father of Queen Victoria.

Why is Prince Edward Island important to Canada?
Answer:
Anne of Green Gables.

Why is Prince Edward Island soil red?
Answer:
see above.

Via Google

Newfoundland & Labrador

(these questions have been split between Newfoundland and Labrador)

Newfoundland

Why is Newfoundland called the rock?
Answer:
it is one big rock of an island.

Why is Newfoundland so cold?
Answer:
it is north and surrounded by ocean.

Why is Newfoundland called Newfoundland?
Answer:
some Vikings thought they discovered it.

Why is Newfoundland so poor?
Answer:
few employment opportunities.

Why is Newfoundland so foggy?
Answer:
it's cold and wet (see above).

Via Google

Labrador

Why is Labrador part of Newfoundland?
Answer:
convenience.

Why is Labrador capitalized?
Answer:
because it's a proper noun.

Why is Labrador so popular?
Answer:
I assume you mean the dog breed? Because it's cute!

Via Google

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