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Roy MacGregor (Who Says We're An Urban Country? - Focus, Nov. 24) argues about whether the definition of "urban" is 1,000, 2,000, 10,000, or 50,000, and claims that the rural-urban split is 40:60, not 20:80.

It doesn't matter. Canada today is urban. Almost all (93 per cent) of the 250,000 immigrants that come to Canada annually locate in urban centres. The movement from rural areas to urban centres continues unabated.

Canadians should be concerned about the widening ethnic and cultural gap between our megacentres and the smaller towns and rural areas.

Can these two demographics be reconciled within one nation? Can we adapt a rigid political structure to reflect our new reality?

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