Well let's be honest here and I will point out your innacuracies.
“Most of us never liked him -”
- most may not have liked him but they still voted him in as mayor so that tells you something. He got "most" of the votes
“I live in a suburb that is bigger than winnipeg”
- Brampton is not a Suburb. It is a city. You might call it a suburb but technically it is a city, has it's own mayor (who is a douchenozzle), own services, own taxes and funding
- Brampton population for metro area might be 700K, but civic area is approx 600K. Winnipeg is 770K for metropolitan area, 700k for civic area. 10% is still a significant difference.
- the only reason your population in brampton is as big as it is relates to the ethnic makeup, and how they buy property / live multiple families in the same dwelling. Far more common of an occurance and causes its own density issues.
It's not complex. I lived in the GTA for years. It's solely a density issue. And then all the people moving out of the city but working in the city. Driving 1 to a car instead of using the Go train or other transport. Winnipeg is more geographically spread out than you think, just like Calgary.
GTA gets the bulk of foreigners coming to Canada because they think "ooo toronto canada's biggest city let's move there" instead of "let's move where there's opportunity and reasonable housing".
-49 in Winnipeg with the windchill today. Even your balls would freeze off John.