Monday, February 10, 2014

Population Plunge Predicted For Newfoundland And Labrador

This is no surprise to anyone who has been listening over the past two decades.

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.

The Conference Board of Canada's most recent long-term forecast predicts the province's population will fall from about 527,000 now to 482,000 by 2035.

"We're going to see much weaker economic prospects for Newfoundland over the next 20 years and that will have an effect on the population," said Marie-Christine Bernard, associate director of the board's provincial forecast.

"I would say it's going to be a difficult situation for the province."

The glorious myth of Sterile Sex is unravelling. The Pope said Nope! And we didn’t listen.

Read the full CBC story here.

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