Thursday, January 24, 2013

Population Growth and Scary Demographics

From my column in the Independent:
Last week the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced the hiring of former campaign manager Ross Reid as deputy minister of population growth. Premier Dunderdale says that "our demographic is scary" and we should pursue a population growth strategy to mitigate the effects of our aging population. Time will tell whether this is a serious initiative or simply a patronage appointment as some have alleged. In any case, the issue is a serious one deserving of attention. So how scary are our demographics and how should we deal with the problem?
Read the full article here.

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