demographics

Columnists
Feb 14, 2012

Economics drive demographics

The population west of Ontario now exceeds the population east of Ontario, according to new 2011 census data. What is important are shifts in economic power that underlie the changes in population.
Blog
Jan 10, 2012
Data from CANSIM Table 282-0002

When will the baby boomers retire?

Andrew Jackson
Canada's population, we are frequently told, is rapidly aging. The big baby boomer cohort is headed out of the workforce, meaning that we face a future of very slow labour force growth.
News
Oct 3, 2011

Critical mass: World population hits 7 billion

Bob Harrington
With the UN expecting world demographics to reach 7 billion in October, unlimited population rise on a limited planet is untenable. Curbing our numbers is as urgent as curbing climate change.
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