It's a long-term problem.
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A high cost of living is pushing some out of Canada's largest cities.
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And another 20 per cent will be children of immigrants.
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December was a stellar month for jobs in Canada, with StatsCan reporting 54,000 net new jobs, including a large jump in full-time positions. But if you’re under 55 years of age, don’t start cheering j...
Brexit supporters are said to be xenophobic, ignorant and short-sighted, among other things. It's as if Canadians would never make such a bad decision, the worldly people we think we are. But is that true?
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Population growth was positive in all provinces and territories, except the Yukon.
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The ratio of working-age Canadians to seniors was narrowing, and the inevitable outcome would be a shrunken tax base and acute labour shortages. Over the next decade, a million jobs risk going unfilled. And yet, only around one in 10 Canadians agrees that Canada currently admits too few immigrants. The annual (and sometimes multi-year) public consultations held by the Federal Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration on levels of newcomers do not seem to have yielded much success in changing this attitude.
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What do seniors want? What will seniors get? Who gets the seniors' vote? Now that "everybody knows" that seniors are Canada's most committed voters -- peaking at 75 per cent turnout when the general turnout was 61 per cent in 2011, politicians of all stripes are pitching for their vote.
Decline in home-buying population to drag down housing BMO sees protracted slump starting in 2018 Hilliard MacBeth sees it starting this summer With the Bank of Canada cutting interest rates again...
Canada consistently ranks near the top on international lists of the world’s most overheated housing markets, with house prices far above historical norms when compared to income. Household debt level...
According to the latest Statistics Canada report on household demographics, the nuclear family is no longer the norm. But are Italians, one of the country's largest ethnic groups, rethinking family composition in step with other Canadians? If so, how do these changes interplay with cultural identity?
In the modern world of reporting news before it happens, conservative bloggers are already writing Mitt Romney's political obituary. Conservatism in the USA will face an unprecedented crisis. It is no longer a proud animal; it is a fearful one.
The exurban neighbourhods of El Paso County, Colorado seem, to this observer, environments designed for alienation and loneliness: street after street of developer-built houses fronted by enormous, power-operated garage doors, which display an defensive attitude to the street, and to the larger world. It all makes The Netherlands, where I currently live, seem mighty urbane, and civilized.
According to David Foot of the Boom, Bust & Echo fame, "You can forecast economic success based on whether there are too many young people or too many old people in a country." Obviously, demographic advantages alone are not sufficient to create success. All governments and businesses must shape decisions to reflect their demographic realities.
BANFF, Alta. - Canada's aging population, combined with a lacklustre birthrate, is going to dramatically impact our country's economic performance in the future, according to an expert in the field.Ca...
David K. Foot is a professor in the Economics Department at the University of Toronto and co-author of the ``Boom Bust & Echo'' series of books about the impact of demographics on Canadian society. TO...
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More and more people are ditching detached homes in the suburbs for high-rise life in the big city. According to figures released this morning from Statistics Canada as part of the 2011 Census, multi-...
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The population figures from the 2011 census are in, and they paint a picture of a country undergoing fairly rapid demographic change. For the first time in history, more people live west of Ontario (3...
The Tories passed bill-C20 at lighting speed last year to add 30 new seats to the House of Commons with the aim of making things fairer for the country's fastest growing regions. Under the legislation...
The 2011 Canadian Census number are out. As usual, Statistics Canada has provided a daunting amount of information to look through. And this is only the first of two data dumps. StatsCan will be publ...
OTTAWA - The population in Western Canada has finally surpassed that on the other side of Ontario — a trend that has been decades in the making, but was compounded by the recent recession.The first ba...
OTTAWA - The first tranche of fresh, new census data is coming out this week, and Ted Hildebrandt is giddy with anticipation.The director of social planning for Community Development Halton has been r...
A study of genealogical history going back to some of Quebec's earliest settlers is providing a tantalizing clue about how human evolution was shaped as populations expanded to cover the globe over th...
There is no shortage of ominous characterizations for the demographic shift currently underway in Canada. Often described as a “grey wave” or a “grey tsunami,” the aging population is expected to cont...