Canada: THE DOMINION: 1990 Prospect

The Dominion Bureau of Statistics, usually devoted to facts, took a flyer in prophecy. It examined the Canadian birth and death rates, last week guessed that, barring war and relaxation of present immigration rules, by 1990 Canada would have a population of 15,000,000 (present population: about 12,000,000).

Another prediction: by 1971 Ontario (now 4,004,000) would lose its place as Canada's most populous province. By then the province would count 4,382,000, but the prolific French Canadians of Quebec (now 3,561,000) would have increased to 4,701,000.


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