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Three-quarters of Canada's population growth comes from immigration, up from less than half in the 1990s.
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Draconian measures driven by xenophobia are not necessary to slow the expansion of our numbers. Nor do we need pandemics, famines or wars to cull our numbers. So long as we continue to invest in education, public health, access to contraception and global trade, our numbers are likely to decline naturally and painlessly.
Statistics Canada has released the first installment of data gathered in the 2016 Census, with this initial snapshot offering insight on Canada's population and dwelling counts. What have we learned?
At this juncture in our planet's history it may be worth pausing and contemplating that the well-being of human species depends on the well-being of the biosphere. Earth has provided optimal conditions for life's evolution, but human activities are offsetting the balance.
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Population growth was positive in all provinces and territories, except the Yukon.
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Since I've moved to Vancouver in February of last year I've become accustomed to daily news updates on the real estate market. There are other towns like Squamish that are on the winning end of the housing crisis in Vancouver -- these towns are getting young families that will one day help their town prosper.
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The population in advanced countries is growing at low rates. At the same time, it is also aging. An aging population combined with low population growth rates can have important social and economic policy implications. This may have important effects on economic growth, heath care, pension system and the standard of living in advanced countries.
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Almost one third of the planet’s largest groundwater basins are being rapidly depleted, according to a report from NASA this week. The studies cited in the report show that 21 of the 37 largest aquife...
The world's population won't grow as quickly over the next 50 years as it did over the past 50, and Canada will be among the losers in the new reality.
Africa's 600 million hectares of uncultivated land -- more than half the global total -- adds up to a recipe for a better food future. Agricultural innovation, education, and the resulting empowerment of women and girls promises to make the coming population boom a turning point toward truly sustainable development.
The next generation doesn't have it easy. The world is changing...and rapidly. What we're about to experience globally is nothing like we've experienced in the last century. Enormous shifts are happen...
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada estimates that the country's population hit 35,158,300 on July 1 — an increase of 404,000 people, or 1.2 per cent from the previous year.The agency says the increase equals...
Alberta’s no stranger to energy booms but what it’s seeing right now is a boom of a different sort, as it grows by an average of 367 people every single day. According to numbers released Wednesday by...
Supporting more people on a finite planet is a serious challenge. But in a world where hunger and obesity are both epidemics, reproduction rates can't be the main problem. And when we look at issues that are often blamed on overpopulation, we see that overconsumption is a greater factor in environmental destruction.
The UN's forecasters have estimated that Oct. 31 is the day world's population passes the 7 billion mark. Seven-thousand-million is a staggering number, and CBC News had some fun compiling this list t...
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We do not live in an era in which facts, reason, and understanding are what drive decision-making. Unless liberals uncover what it is they believe and articulate it compellingly, another narrative will remain in ascension: that egoism is a political virtue, that compromise is for weaklings.
(The Canadian Press) AMSTERDAM - As food costs spike for the second time in three years, an international aid agency predicts the price of some staples such as corn will double in the next 20 years am...