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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...
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.
Everyone knows most of Canada is uninhabited, but seeing really is believing. OK, no humans is a bit of an exaggeration But even a more exact map shows a whole lot of nothing Because let's be real,...
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Spike Jonze's new movie, Her, has generated some controversy and debate about a human falling in love with an operating system. As technology permeates our lives more and more, such an idea becomes less like science fiction and more like a possible evolutionary change. It incites the question: Is it evolution or ultimate extinction if we continue to give up on physical sex? We still seem to be passionately interested in sex. It is far too early to tell if this is simply a behavioural blip, or a portend of something major in our evolutionary development. Spike Jonze may well be viewed as less of a filmmaker and more of a visionary prophet by future historians.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Over Newfoundland and Labrador's good-news story of economic renewal looms a demographic dilemma: a population plunge that's projected to be the most dramatic slide in the country.T...
Most of us know roughly how many people live in Canada, but do we know exactly how many of them live where? Well, we have a better idea now, thanks to David Taylor, who compiled a graph using StatsCan...
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...
Numbers released by Statistics Canada Thursday detailing population growth across the country - as well as its regional breakdown - should come as no surprise. It's not the fact that Alberta is offici...
As of approximately 9:12 EST this morning, Canadians can officially say their country has 35 million people within its borders — a number that is rising every minute and 28 seconds, according to Canad...
The failure of world leaders to act on the critical issue of global warming is often blamed on economic considerations. But let's take a look at the economic reality. A new scientific report concludes that climate change is already costing the world $1.2 trillion a year. It's also killing at least 400,000 people every year.
More On Canada Census 2011: - Canada's Population: Aging And Changing More Diapers - Baby Boomers Driving Nation's Health Care Concerns - For Canada's Aging Population, Peterborough Is The New Florida...
MONTREAL - Old anxieties about the survival of Quebec's culture are being revived — with front-page headlines, talk-show airwaves and the provincial legislature filled with warnings of impending doom....
The release of the 2011 census on Wednesday revealed that Canada's population has grown to just shy of 33.5 million people, news that may surprise NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan. Speaking on human rights...
Thanks to the strong population growth in western and suburban Canada recorded in the 2011 Census, the Conservatives stand to benefit most from the upcoming redistribution of seats in the House of Com...
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...