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  • Only two major urban centres in Canada lost population in the latest census report, Windsor and Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Windsor population fell 1.3%. It grew by 5% between 2001 and 2006.
  • Thunder Bay declined by 1.1%. It saw slight growth of 0.8 per cent between 2001 and 2006.
  • Losses not indicative of overall trend. Large population centres grew 7.4% in the same period
  • Not indicative of provincial growth either. Ontario grew 5.7%

By Derek Abma

A drop in the population of two major urban centres in Ontario is perhaps symbolic of a gradual shift in people and power to the West.

While not directly representative of what’s happening in the province, the greater areas of Windsor and Thunder Bay in Ontario were the only ones among Canada’s 33 census metropolitan areas — areas with at least 100,000 people and no fewer than 50,000 in the core — that saw fewer…

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