Only a few days after my previous post, here is someone else who has “malsized” Belgium by 50%.
Canadian politician Arthur Green made an election speech, in the political district called Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon Riding in British Columbia. The district is 21,000 sq km, while Belgium is 50% larger at 30,000 sq km.
Nevertheless, Mr Green ignored the more accurate choices of Israel or El Salvador as his measurement.
Green described the riding as the “size of Belgium,” but pointed out that 86 per cent of the constituents reside in Mission and Matsqui, and that is where he would primarily be focused.