In the long run, this baby bust is unsustainable. In 200 years, for example, our population of 34 million would collapse to only 7 million descendents, according to The Star. And we have to recognize that immigration is a two-edged sword: Canadians who leave for the U.S. mostly sometimes outnumber the immigrants who come in as has happened in many decades already, for example, from 1860 to 1900 and again in the 1930s and the latest census figures show Canada s birth rate stuck way below the replacement level. For every 100 adults there are only 80 children a drop of 20 per cent in a generation. Small comfort that a few years ago the drop was 25 per cent. Is immigration the answer? There are practical limitations to how high immigration rates can be tolerated. Many people, rightly or wrongly, fear that massive immigration may overwhelm their way of life. (www.immigrantscanada.com).
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