- Aug 9, 2022
Canada’s population is about to boom. And Canada isn’t ready.
Last month, Statistics Canada released a report showing this country’s population has recently been growing at almost double the rate of the rest of the G7. The agency also expects that trend to accelerate, because of the Trudeau government’s history of, and plans for, high and rising immigration. Statscan’s medium-growth outlook sees today’s population of 38 million rising by 10 million by 2043. Its high-growth forecast is a population of more than 52 million. Both of those mean growth well above even the swift pace of recent years.
Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia are going to become home to most of these new Canadians. Statscan’s high-growth forecast sees more than two million new people in B.C., nearly three million new Albertans and more than six million more Ontarians.
Canada’s municipalities and provinces are acting like they are blissfully unaware of any of this. Civic policies, notably around housing, are still stuck in the past, with most residential land restricted to low-density homes.
This is absolutely brutal. If people think "climate change" is a serious threat, this is far far more so and it's barely being acknowledged by gov'ts.
And home construction is actually slowing right now thanks to interest changes and uncertainty.
But it doesn't end there. We're not even talking about the fact that we're not building out our schools, definitely not building our medical infrasturcture such as hospitals or doctors, or other support services anywhere nearly fast enough to even keep pace never mind catch up from where they're behind.
All of that stuff takes many years just to complete even if the process is begun today, 2 - 3 years for a home, 10 years or more for a school or a hospital etc.
I can't say this any more clearly - our system is about to collapse in the next 5 years or so (and is on the edge of it now) and the politicians know it and are doing NOTHING. That's on the federal and provincial level. Meanwhile trudeau has borrowed every penny we can afford to so there will be no massive amounts of cash available to fix it.
If we don't start screaming at our various levels and getting people involved we're going to be in REAL trouble in half a decade and I don't know what's going to happen. When new immigrants and young canadians can't get the basics of medicine, education, can't find a roof to put over their heads, i think that we're going to see more than just discontent.