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Borlaug proved Malthus wrong

Agronomist who helped double agricultural production dies at 95 Norman Borlaug, one of the most important people of the 20th century, has died at the age of 95. Borlaug is often referred to as the “father of the green revolution” – the new processes and techniques in agriculture that brought food to hundreds of millions of starving people and helped lower the [...]

2009-10-23T10:20:19-04:00October 23, 2009|Columnist, Paul Tuns, Population, Society & Culture|

Ending abortion necessary to ease cost of aging society

As the huge costs of caring for Canada’s rapidly aging population become ever more apparent, more and more Canadians are finally beginning to realize that the collapse of the birthrate in Canada over the past 40 years threatens the economic prosperity of future generations. In a recent report, “Faster, Younger, Richer? The Fond Hope and Sobering Reality of Immigration’s Impact [...]

Refusing to face the truth about our aging society

Over the last few months, numerous groups and media outlets have noticed that the world’s population is aging –alarmingly so in the developed world – yet few identified the solution to the problem. From the business pages of the daily papers to financial advisers, from the International Monetary Fund to the C.D. Howe Institute, alarm bells have been ringing about the rapidly [...]

Lower birthrates will trigger labour shortages

Statistics Canada has released a report, “Labour Force Projections for Canada, 2006-2031,” which finds that as babyboomers begin to retire, there will be a major decline in the workforce participation rate. While sunny-eyed optimists point to the part of the study that says the number of workers will continue to increase over the next few decades, there is cause for concern for [...]

2010-05-19T10:56:47-04:00July 19, 2007|Population|

Declining population impacting P.E.I.’s schools and churches

School enrolment figures in P.E.I. have dropped dramatically in recent years. Some rural schools are down more than 40 per cent and there are almost 25 per cent fewer students in Grades 1-3 than in 2001. “The declines have come quicker and broader than expected. The drop in the younger grades is particularly worrisome,” says district superintendent Sandy MacDonald. This demographic shift [...]

2010-01-27T13:47:14-05:00February 27, 2007|Population|

Will there be a ‘people cam’?

“Would homosexuality be one of nature’s ways to control world overpopulation?” a student in our Senior’s College biology class asked the other day.  She didn’t know there isn’t actually an overpopulation problem. The professor didn’t enlighten her. Didn’t tell her there are more TVs than people in the average North American home. Didn’t tell her that an aging population and declining fertility [...]

2010-08-19T09:38:42-04:00December 19, 2006|Columnist, Population|

Canada’s population time bomb continues to tick toward disaster

A Statistics Canada report is revealing once again that Canada’s birth rate continues to decline, now to a record low of 10.5 live births per 1,000 population in 2004, down from 10.6 in 2003. It is part of a worrying trend. StatsCan is also reporting that the average age of women giving birth has risen to 29.7 years of age and that [...]

2010-08-18T09:10:52-04:00September 18, 2006|Population|

Scientist advocates elimination of 90 per cent of the human race

It's hardly a stretch to say that the near-extermination of humankind isn't a popular idea among the public. If any politician ever dared to dismiss humanity as "fat, human biomass" and advocated the destruction of 90 per cent of the world's population from the dreaded Ebola virus (an 80-90 per cent lethal disease, which inflicts horrible suffering upon its victims, whose internal [...]

2010-08-17T08:40:00-04:00May 17, 2006|Population|

Some people just don’t get it

That’s just one of so many things they just don’t understand. Canadians are aging. Elderly persons are heavy consumers of health care. In the past 30 years, we have aborted 2.5 million children, some of whom could have been doctors by now. Will “they” ever see the connection? It was recently reported that in a very few years, the majority of Canadians [...]

2010-07-30T07:56:04-04:00May 30, 2005|Columnist, Population, Society & Culture|

‘Generation Pro-Choice’ may be the last

Commentary by Donald DeMarco The Interim The story is told of the airline captain who announced some “good news” and some “bad news” to his passengers. The good news was that the plane was travelling smoothly at 30,000 feet and steadily at a speed of 500 miles per hour. The bad news was that the pilot had no idea where he was [...]

2010-07-29T12:27:36-04:00March 29, 2005|Population, Pro-Life|

Canada increases its support to the UNFPA to make up for shortfall from the U.S.

Paul Tuns The Interim On the eve of President George W. Bush's visit to Canada, it was reported that the Liberal government, in the words of the Toronto Star, would raise "a small flag of independence" with a planned announcement that Ottawa would provide "a major funding increase" for the United Nation's Population Fund, the UN's population-control arm. On Dec. 1, while [...]

2010-07-29T07:50:41-04:00January 29, 2005|Population, Pro-Life|

Proposed Philippine two-child policy creates controversy

Senator ties depopulation scheme to U.S. security memo In August, Philippine Congressman Edcel Lagman introduced the Reproductive Health Act to the House of Representatives in Manila. The bill calls for "the limitation of the number of children to an affordable two children per family" and calls upon the government to "encourage two-child family size to attain the desired population growth rate." The [...]

2010-08-09T14:48:27-04:00November 9, 2004|Population|

Report ignores abortion’s link to depopulation

Tom Kent, a former federal Liberal party social policy adviser, urged Ottawa to increase youth immigration to counter Canada's decline in fertility and the economic consequences for the country. Writing in Policy Options, Kent suggested immigration policy be changed to attract teens and university-aged individuals from foreign countries to create a sufficient base of workers and taxpayers so that Canada's social programs [...]

2010-08-09T08:38:55-04:00September 9, 2004|Abortion, Population|

Killing our future

On April 19, Statistics Canada revealed that the 2002 birth rate in Canada fell for the 11th time in 12 years and that the fertility rate - 1.5 children per woman of child-bearing age (15-49) - is one quarter under the replacement level of 2.1. The birthrate of 10.5 live births per 1,000 population is the lowest since statistics keeping track of [...]

2010-08-06T08:40:02-04:00May 6, 2004|Abortion, Population, Pro-Life|
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