Originally Posted by Boris550
I would suggest changing the title though. Tier II is rather... offensive.
I don't see why it's offensive, it's just a statement of fact. Much like how a community of 500 is a village, one of 5000 is a town, etc. Different population centres get ranked differently. Unless people are suffering from the typical inferiority complex. Most folks I've met from the Hat or Lethbridge are very PROUD of their "nowhere near as big as Calgary but still decent sized cities" ranking.
Hell, looking at the country as a whole you'd certainly rank Calgary and Edmonton as "Tier II" cities - and I don't see a single thing wrong with that.
In the spirit of your post, though, we could go this route: Calgary and Edmonton are now labelled "Tier I" cities, and the Red Deers, Lethbridges, etc are labelled "Class A".