13 Worst Places to Live in Canada
After Donald Trump came to power in the United States, many disgruntled Americans went looking for a better life in other countries, mostly in Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that “Canada will be happy to accommodate foreign nationals who are dissatisfied with living conditions in their home countries. That’s right – Canada offers shelter to almost everyone in need, but not all Canadian cities are ideal places to live. What are the worst places to live in Canada? Here are 13 cities to avoid when moving to Canada.
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Although the economic situation in New Glasgow is favorable, the city is known for constant problems. How bad is it? For example, until recently, a 10-ton armored vehicle equipped with a cannon was operating there. Who was using it? It turned out to be a local emergency response team.
Elliot Lake, Ontario
Elliot Lake has an unscrupulous government. For example, a local civil engineer took a bribe to allow the construction of a shopping mall in a dangerous location. As a consequence, the building collapsed and killed two women, but the engineer was found not guilty.
Dolbeau-Mistassini is located in northern Quebec, on the Mistassini River, and was formed by the merger of two towns, Dolbeau and Mistassini. Today, crime is rampant in the area, and the population suffers from industrial activity. The local paper mill emits such a stench that life in the town becomes unbearable.
Truro, Nova Scotia
Where to begin… A local businessman kicked a charity out on the street to open a business on their premises; the town’s website is so bad that people couldn’t find polling places during elections; and the unscrupulous work of local firefighters has left nine people homeless. By the way, all of the above happened within the last two months.
Bay Roberts, Newfoundland
If you dream of living in a town where a few obscenely rich oligarchs rule over thousands of poor workers, then Bay Roberts is made for you. Because of its location, this city makes a lot of money from the operation of the local port, but its ruthless exploitation leads to pollution, crime and other negative effects.
The city is good because there are many diverse bars. But on the other hand, the city lives on unpopular industries like aluminum recycling and paper production. Recently, businesses have been closing en masse, bringing the Shawinigan economy to a grinding halt. But the bars here are good.
Quebec’s Lachute economy is powered by paper mills and lumber mills (oddly enough, almost all of the cities on this list live on these industries). Crime, pollution, and unbearable boredom have been known to thrive in the city.
Port Alberni, B.C.
In 2014, Port Alberni won the dubious title of worst city to live in Canada by MoneySense magazine, which compared 200 cities on 34 metrics. The city’s mayor said that despite the ranking, Port Alberni is a very affordable city.
People who leave the U.S. because of racial discrimination should NOT come to Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada’s racist crime capital. Attacks against ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities are more common here than in any other city in Canada.
Miramichi, New Brunswick
In May 2017, residents of the city of Miramichi banded together to gain support for the LGBT community. The goal was achieved: rainbow graffiti was painted on the pavement outside City Hall. However, the images have been abused twice in the past two weeks, and locals are reporting violent homophobic incidents.
At first glance, Sarnia appears to be just a boring little town with a moderate cost of living and plenty of schools. So it is, if you close your eyes to the fact that the city is often densely cluttered with industrial plants that pollute the environment. Moreover, economic stagnation could make Sarnia an uncomfortable place to live in as little as a decade.
St. John, New Brunswick
The unfortunate town of Saint John is not far from a paradise town with unique natural beauty, which, ironically, is called Saint Johns. So when choosing between these two cities, give preference to the latter. Well, unless you dream of working in a paper factory or a nuclear power plant in St. John.
Thetford Mines, Quebec
Did you know that people still mine asbestos? It has to come from somewhere. That’s what residents in Thetford Mines think and continue to painstakingly mine this health-damaging substance.