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Demanding constant economic growth on a finite planet with limited ability to renew resources is a recipe for overshoot.
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And the direct costs pale in comparison to lost income and foregone vacation time.
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1971 was the last year our birth rate matched where it needed to be to renew the population without immigration.
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Canada's population is settling in the bigger cities, ensuring they and their suburban neighbours keep growing, while small cities get smaller.
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And another 20 per cent will be children of immigrants.
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The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we've known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we're seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.
In recent years, an aging population and the rise of non-traditional marriages have become issues that are increasingly relevant to estate planning considerations in Canada. As society shifts over time, it is important that estate planning methods and strategies are capable of adaptation to suit changing needs.
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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.
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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The shift was driven by a trend that took root in 2011 and has continued to accelerate — the aging of the baby boomers
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.
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The oilsands boom is reshaping Canada in many ways, and nowhere is this more obvious than where people are moving. We've known for a long time that Canadians are flocking to Alberta for jobs, but a ne...
Canada faces a big demographic shift over the next 50 years, with a growing number of seniors and a movement of people to Western Canada, says a report from Statistics Canada. By the year 2063, Canad...