Originally Posted by thefourthtower
IF the land mass was the same Regina would have an extra fifty thousand people
CMA boundaries are determined by Statistics Canada based on commuter shed. I don't know the exact metrics but Saskatoon is able to draw workers from a larger area than Regina is. And no, Moose Jaw is (for good reason) not counted within the extent of Regina CMA. The Saskatoon CMA boundary isn't some arbitrary polygon drawn up by Saskatoon city council to jury rig its population into being larger than Regina... its simply a larger city, which doesn't necessarily make it a *better* city. No reason to get hung up on it!
Really, Saskatoon and Regina are so extremely similar in almost every way. They are both small prairie cities that have their good and bad things and have so much in common compared to anywhere else in the world. But you would never think that by asking the locals