Census reveals changes in family formation, aging population

Statistics Canada revealed 2016 census figures on “families, households, and marital status” that showed a record number of Canadians are living alone. One-person households comprise 28 per cent of households, the most common type arrangement. The next most common are couples with children (26 per cent) followed by couples without children (26 per cent). Lone-parent families make up nine per cent of [...]

2017-09-11T10:12:36-04:00September 10, 2017|Population, Society & Culture|

Eugenics is not treatment

Last month CBS reported on the supposed success Iceland had in eliminating Down syndrome yet it was immediately obvious that the Nordic country had done no such thing. Rather, through nudging expectant mothers toward genetic testing and a cultural predisposition to abort preborn babies with the chromosomal disorder, Iceland had succeeded not in eliminating Down syndrome but rather people with Down syndrome. [...]

2017-09-02T19:45:53-04:00September 2, 2017|Editorials, Population|

Canada’s population hits 35 million, no thanks to Canadians

Last month, Statistics Canada released its statistical portrait of the country with the first population numbers since 2011. There are now precisely 35,151,728 Canadians, at least on Census Day, May 10, 2016. As the Stats Can release notes, that is about ten times as many Canadians as there were when the first census was taken in 1871 when there were 3.5 million [...]

2017-03-28T15:25:01-04:00March 28, 2017|Announcements, Features, Population, Society & Culture|

Conscience campaign launched

Larry Worthen The Call to Conscience Campaign was launched by the Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience to urge Ontario residents to lobby their MPPs to get them to amend Bill 84, the provincial government’s “Medical Aid in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act,” which has no protection for the conscience rights of health care workers. Bill 84 is expected to be [...]

2017-03-24T09:51:14-04:00March 24, 2017|Conscience Legislation, Population, Society & Culture|

Population control advocate Maurice Strong dead

Praised a leading environmentalist, Maurice Strong favoured de-population policies. Maurice Strong, the Canadian often credited with mainstreaming the environmental movement, passed away Nov. 28 at the age of 86. He was praised by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as an “internationally recognized environmentalist and philanthropist” and a “global pioneer of sustainable development who left our country and our world a better [...]

2016-01-02T14:29:00-05:00January 2, 2016|Announcements, Features, Population, Society & Culture|

World population of 11 billion by 2100: UN

There are currently 7.3 billion people sharing the Earth, and the 2015 Revision of the World Population Prospects issued by the United Nations Population Division estimates that there will be nearly four billion more people by 2100. Media coverage was typically dismal about the news the UN estimates there will be a world population of 11 billion by the turn of the [...]

2015-09-28T10:06:58-04:00September 27, 2015|Population, Society & Culture|

The persistent myth of overpopulation

National Affairs Rory Leishman Given the dramatic drop in birth rates throughout most of the world over the past 50 years, it is amazing that so many doom-and-gloom academics still cling to the false and pernicious notion of global overpopulation. Prominent among these persistent doomsayers is Stephen Emmott, professor of computational science at Oxford University. In his recently published and [...]

2015-09-26T18:36:28-04:00September 26, 2015|Population, Rory Leishman|

Been there, done that: never-ending doomsday predictions about overpopulation

There is no shortage of doom and gloom books that look at world demographic trends, but what is surprising is how many get the story wrong. While many countries are trying to figure out how to restore fiscal sanity following out-of-whack budgets that fund a welfare state predicated on population growth and having a critical mass of workers to pay for dependents [...]

2014-05-23T21:38:24-04:00February 19, 2014|Announcements, Book Review, Features, Population, Society & Culture|

Author identifies causes, problems of lower fertility rates

What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster by Jonathan V. Last (Encounter, $28, 230 pages) In 1968, Paul R. Ehrlich published an influential book, The Population Bomb. The manuscript was originally entitled, “Population, Resources, and Environment,” and Erhlich warned of impending doom if global population growth was not significantly curtailed. Erhlich predicted environmental catastrophe, famine, and even war [...]

2013-09-23T19:37:28-04:00September 23, 2013|Announcements, Book Review, Features, Population|

Anti-human life environmentalism

Green activists promote one-child policy, contraception as keys to save planet The National Post’s Diane Francis promoted the idea of a global one-child policy in her Dec. 8, column. The article ran at the beginning of the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, and in it Francis, the editor-at-large of the Post’s Financial Post section, said the real [...]

2010-01-12T08:38:22-05:00January 11, 2010|Announcements, Cover stories, Features, Population|

Abortion, condom advocate to speak at evangelical college Stephen Lewis to lecture at Redeemer University

Redeemer University College, an undergraduate liberal arts college founded by the Christian Reformed denomination, is scheduled to host a lecture in January by Stephen Lewis, former UN special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. RUC’s activities and orientation co-ordinator, Micah van Dijk, who is helping to plan the event along with the university’s social justice club, admitted to LifeSiteNews.com in an [...]

2009-12-01T06:19:57-05:00December 1, 2009|Abortion, Population|

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 [...]

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