By Thomas Daigle and Megan McLeister, CBC News, July 15, 2023
The tornadoes that ripped across suburban Ottawa and near Montreal on Thursday highlight a growing concern for researchers.
Preliminary data trends suggest Canada's most densely populated zone — in Ontario and Quebec — may become the country's epicentre for twisters, with increasingly devastating consequences.
"What we're seeing is lining up with climate change projections," David Sills, executive director of the Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP), told CBC News. He pointed to information collected in recent years by the team based at Western University in London, Ont.