Kevin Gibson October 10, 2017

This is a map of a hypothetical union between the Canadian province of Ontario and the following US states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. The dark red cities represent the capitals of each region. In Ontario, the city of Algonquin would be a newly created city created from scratch. The combined population of this nation would […]

Kevin Gibson May 23, 2017

Australia is a land of many natural marvels. It is no surprise therefore, that previous lists of the “Seven Wonders of Australia” comprise either entirely or mostly of natural wonders. However, this list is different. This list was created using criteria that will make it more similar to the original seven wonders of the ancient […]

Kevin Gibson May 22, 2017

This is not a new idea. It has been discussed and proposed for some time now. In fact, the proposal has been brought to the Canadian House of Commons as a private members bill several times. Of course, the idea has yet to gain traction, and these private members bills are unlikely to pass in […]

William Gibson May 19, 2017

Hi, my name is William Gibson, a transit enthusiast living in Toronto. This is my somewhat different vision for Victoria’s future transit direction. What I’ve done is try to imagine the next logical steps after a light rail connection to Langford; the possibility of linking Saanich, and creating a crosstown line running through Esquimault through […]

Kevin Gibson April 27, 2017

This is a map that imagines a unified Canada and United States structured as a collection of states unified in a confederation. A confederation is a much looser structure than a federation and thus the end result would resemble something in between the federal government of the US and the government of the EU. The government […]

Kevin Gibson April 23, 2017

Below are two renderings of a potential transit system for Victoria, British Columbia. It features two transit lines and uses both subways and light rail. Victoria Transit Map Minimalist Style Full Size Image Victoria Transit Map With Satellite Background Full Size Image

Kevin Gibson April 22, 2017

In 2007 CBC did a “Seven Wonders of Canada” competition. They asked viewers to nominate picks and cast votes. Ultimately, the final decision was left to a panel of judges. And they did a terrible job. Here are CBC’s “Seven Wonders of Canada”: The Canoe The Igloo Niagara Falls Old Quebec Pier 21 Prairie Skies […]

Kevin Gibson April 21, 2017

39 percent of the votes = 54 percent of the seats = 100 percent of the power. This line of thought has been used to criticize Canada’s democracy. These specific values pertain to the 2015 Canadian election however the underlying point applies to most of Canada’s past majorities. A minority of voters are able to […]

Kevin Gibson April 20, 2017

Below is a map of the Pokemon region Kanto. This particular map of Kanto shows Ash’s journey through Kanto based on the anime. It therefore includes places that appear in the anime but not in the actual game. The dashed line shows Ash’s path starting from Pallet town and ending at Indigo Plateau. For the sake […]

Kevin Gibson March 29, 2017

In the field of geopolitics a large amount of time is spent defining and identifying great powers and superpowers. The traditional superpowers of the late 20th century were the US and USSR. Beyond that the only other clear cut superpower was the British Empire at the height of its dominance. The defining feature of a […]