Talk:Moncton

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To do[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Moncton:

1. Contrubute in any way to the main Moncton article that would help it reach featured article status. Make sure everything you add is verifyable and cited otherwise it may be promptly removed.

2. To help with other 'Moncton-related' articles such as:

And others which still need to be made.

3. Help Revert vandalism.

4. Upload quality photos that illustrate Moncton and show people that would improve the article (preferably to Wikipedia Commons so they can be used across Wiki projects).

Difference in the Metro population[edit]

I'm wondering why there is such an ecart between the metro population reported here and the number used in the September 11 article published at http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/news/article/1213831 on unemployment. That article put the Monction metro population at 170,000. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.67.195.72 (talk) 11:37, 12 September 2010 (UTC)


Statistics Canada tracks a number of different areas. The 'City of Moncton' has approx 70 thousand citizens. The Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) of Moncton had, at the last census, around 127,000 people and an estimated 135,000 today. The number you're referring to is the Economic Region of Moncton, which includes more surrounding areas.

Then again though, the Transcript makes up numbers all the time, so it's best to take it with a grain of salt. 07:02, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

It's worth noting that the census metropolitan area, as defined by Statistics Canada, doesn't necessarily always correspond exactly to what's considered the metropolitan area by local authorities; just as an example, Toronto's StatsCan CMA doesn't match up with what's formally considered the Greater Toronto Area by other standards, and Sudbury's StatsCan CMA skips out on numerous communities that would be considered metropolitan Sudbury if you asked the locals (including an entire region that actually calls itself Sudbury East.) For what it's worth, we need to stick to StatsCan data for such things, given that it's impossible to draw meaningful comparisons from one city to another if you don't have a single consistent across-the-board source — but it's not that the Transcript is necessarily making shit up, it's just that the numbers just represent two different things as determined by two different bodies working with two different definitions. Bearcat (talk) 07:26, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Reversion of unexplained major changes[edit]

I have reverted some major changes because they were made without any discussion or even an edit summary. They seem to have been made in good faith, but they are so extensive that IMHO they need to be explained, probably in advance. Please let us know what you are up to. Lou Sander (talk) 16:40, 25 December 2011 (UTC)


Hello. I have been a wikipedia editor for about five years and am one of the major contributors to the Moncton article. This article has been mostly stable now for about two years and is factual and accurate. I have seen this article quoted frequently in local media. There have been significant MAJOR revisions to the article over the course of the last several weeks which have greatly changed the appearance, tone and character of the article. These major revisions have damaged the article and some critical information was removed. I simply reverted the article back to a former version from late October. cheers

MonctonRad


- Hi,

I am also a major contributor to this article, and many others in the "Moncton" wiki sphere. MonctonRad and I spent a very long time (over 2 years) refining this article into what it is today. This involved several peer reviews, Good and Featured article reviews (it is currently a "good" article). The article is of a very high caliber in comparison to other Canadian city articles and does not require the types of changes the new editor is bringing in. The article could perhaps use some polish and updating every now and again, but certainly not a re-write. Thanks Stu pendousmat (talk) 22:12, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

Bilingual population is actually 48%[edit]

The Demography section now says "About 40% of the metropolitan population is bilingual" with no source, since this number is not in the CBC article cited at the end of the sentence. However the corresponding section of the French article fr:Moncton#Démographie says in the third paragraph that "Les deux langues officielles sont comprises par 48,1 % de la population" based on a Statistics Canada page whose English version is here. The relevant numbers are in the first column (Moncton City), second section (Knowledge of official languages) - total population 62965, English and French 30260 (= 48.1%). Dirac66 (talk) 12:56, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Trailer Park Boys[edit]

i have removed the statement that the fictional sunnyvale trailer park is 'supposed to be near moncton'. sunnyvale is actually supposed to be in dartmouth, n.s. in the episode 'the microphone assassin', a character states that it would take 2 to 3 hours to drive there from moncton.Toyokuni3 (talk) 23:43, 5 January 2013 (UTC)