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canada predictions for 2040

Read 18 predictions about Canada in 2040, a year that will see this country experience significant change in its politics, economics, technology, culture, and environment. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

International relations predictions for Canada in 2040

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Politics predictions for Canada in 2040

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Government predictions for Canada in 2040

Government related predictions to impact Canada in 2040 include:

  • Every public transit bus in the province of British Columbia is now fully electric.1
  • The province of British Columbia 'vehicle purchase law' comes into effect requiring all cars and trucks sold in the province to be zero-emission.1
  • Canada passes into law a Universal Basic Income for all citizens between 2040 to 2042.1

Economy predictions for Canada in 2040

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Technology predictions for Canada in 2040

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Culture predictions for Canada in 2040

Culture related predictions to impact Canada in 2040 include:

  • 35% of the 'meat' consumed by Canadians is now cultured in industrial labs.1
  • 25% of the 'meat' consumed by Canadians is now composed of plant-based vegan alternatives.1

Defense predictions for in 2040

Defense related predictions to impact Canada in 2040 include:

  • Canada's entire fleet of four military submarines is officially retired, prompting defense industry bids for the nation's replacement fleet of next-generation submarines.1

Infrastructure predictions for Canada in 2040

Infrastructure related predictions to impact Canada in 2040 include:

  • Toronto's new IDEA District, a public-private urban development project that was planned and partially-financed by Google, is completed.1
  • By 2040 to 2043, Alberta now sells more clean-hydrogen than crude oil exports due to market shift toward electric vehicles and utility-scale renewables.1

Environment predictions for Canada in 2040

Environment related predictions to impact Canada in 2040 include:

  • Over 90% of plastic packaging used/sold in Canada is now fully recyclable or "recoverable" and entirely diverted from landfills.1
  • Regardless of any measures to slow global greenhouse gas emissions, the arctic is now locked into a devastating temperature rise. As a result, between 2040 to 2050, 70% of the homes and infrastructure built on top of permafrost in Canada's northernmost provincial regions and territories are at risk of severe damage.1

Science predictions for Canada in 2040

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Health predictions for Canada in 2040

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