Twelve years from now, Canada could be a vastly different place from what it is today. Will the country still play a role in the United Nations? Will its citizens face tough environmental restrictions? How will we relate to our southern neighbours? Will Canada still be a democracy? In Canada in 2020: Twenty Leading Voices Imagine Canadaâs Future , twenty of Canadaâs leading commentatorsâincluding David Suzuki, Irshad Manji, John Ralston Saul, Jennifer Welsh, Mark Kingwell, and Neil Bissondathâexplore the ways in which this country is likely to change (or not) over the coming decades. Daniel Stoffman imagines Toronto as the Sao Paulo of the north, the result of a poorly managed immigration policy. Chantal HÃ©bert paints a picture of Canada without Quebec. Andrew Cohen envisions a country in which Ottawa has become merely a symbol, and in which Canada Day has given way to Peopleâs Day. Jennifer Welsh puts forth a plan to remedy Canadaâs diminishing international stature. Originally published as an editorial series in La Presse and The Toronto Star , the essays are collected here, some in expanded and revised form, to offer an often controversial and always compelling portrait of Canadaâs future.