One of the most concerning trends in Canada is our country’s collapsing birth rate. Our fertility rate is well below replacement level and there seems to be no effort from the government to increase the levels. Successive federal governments have instead sought to artificially increase Canada’s population through waves of high levels of immigration into the country.

The result? One concerning sub-trend from this reliance on immigration is that the young male population in Canada is now rapidly exceeding the young female population. This could have disastrous consequences for Canada in the future.

With marriage rates declining and the average age of marriage increasing, family building is taking a significant hit in this country. Further, recent studies indicate that Canadian women are having fewer children than they would want, largely because of financial constraints.

The question remains, why aren’t our politicians addressing this?

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  • Harrison Faulkner

    Harrison Faulkner is the host of Ratio'd and co-host of Fake News Friday. He is also a journalist and producer for True North based in Toronto. Twitter: @Harry__Faulkner