CANADA KILLS PEOPLE BEFORE BIRTH
Surprise, surprise, "we've run out of kids" say the social engineers in Canada as they discuss its effect on customer spending and soften us up for more immigration to fill our depleted human ranks.
But notice that NOT ONCE in their article below do they mention "abortion" as the reason Canada has too few children. This is typical anti-human modus operandi as there has not been even ONE news media organization in Canada (or USA) that has stood up for the unborn against their slaughter which has been going on now for 40 years - since abortion was removed from the Criminal Code in Canada in 1969 and in the USA in 1973. See ABORTING AMERICA and WHERE HAVE ALL THE PEOPLE GONE?
This "cover up" of the truth and consequences of abortion is ongoing because only an uninformed, unconscious or uncaring populace would allow its nation's own genocide. ~ Jackie Jura
Canada finds itself running out of kids
Schools, toymakers and sports groups all hit by rapidly aging population
by Shannon Proudfoot, Canwest News Service, Jan 5, 2009
An unprecedented decline in the number of children in Canada is creating ripples from toy store aisles to school hallways and hockey arenas, forcing a new approach to a shrinking child population. "I often say what happened to elementary schools yesterday happens to high schools today and happens to college and university enrolments tomorrow," says David Foot, a University of Toronto economist and author of Boom Bust and Echo. "It doesn't mean there's no market there, but it's not a growth market, so if you're going to enter that market you've got to have very realistic assumptions."
Canada's under-15 population fell by almost 146,000 or 2.5 per cent between 2001 and 2006, the latest census figures show, and is now sitting at 5.6 million. Just after the height of the baby boom in 1961, more than one-third of the Canadian population (34 per cent) was under 15 years old, but by 2006, declining birth rates meant less than 18 per cent fit into that youthful age group. Statistics Canada projects the 65-plus population could outnumber children within 10 years.
"We've rapidly come to the realization that we've got a decreasing customer base out there," says Glen McCurdie, senior director of member services for Hockey Canada, the governing body for amateur hockey. "We feel if we are able to maintain our registrations at the current level, then we're doing a hell of a job." So far they've managed to do so, with registration for players aged four through the upper teens fluctuating between about 532,000 and 558,000 since the 2002/2003 season. The organization has been actively recruiting girls and immigrants less familiar with the game to bolster its ranks, says McCurdie. Swimming Canada has enjoyed a 10 per cent boost in young competitive swimmers this year after flatlining at about 28,000 since 2000, says communications director Martin Richard, but he attributes that to post-Olympic excitement and healthy lifestyle choices offsetting the population shift. But organizers of amateur swimming, soccer and hockey all say adult players are becoming an increasingly important part of their membership and growth strategy in Canada. "We're looking at the writing on the wall with respect to demographics and we need to expand our boundaries beyond 19- and 20-year-olds and look at adults playing the game as well," says McCurdie of Hockey Canada.
The situation is complicated by the fact that the declining population of children is unevenly distributed, says Shaune MacKinlay, spokeswoman for the Halifax Regional School Board. Schools in rapidly growing suburbs are bursting at the seams, she says, while some city-core schools languish half-empty and short on funding to replace aging structures built during the baby boom. "It creates a bit of a conundrum for us," she says. "While we're faced with declining enrolments over all, we still have pressure-points within our school system." There are 52,107 students enrolled in Halifax this school year, down 548 from the year before. Victoria-area schools have 3,260 fewer students this school year than they did a decade ago, falling almost 15 per cent to 19,052. Windsor public school enrolment is down 2,121 or almost six per cent this year from 2002-2003, now sitting at 35,206. Ottawa-area public schools, meanwhile, have seen a decline of nearly 10 per cent in less than a decade, to 65,370 this school year. Enrolment in Montreal French-language high-schools has virtually flatlined around 26,000 for the last seven years, while the number of elementary school students has declined by almost 4,000, to 36,685 last school year. Parents might see smaller class sizes as an advantage, MacKinlay says, but declining enrolment forces boards to stretch resources and population-based funding further. The Halifax board has three schools under review for possible closure this year, she says, never an easy decision.
One potential solution is embodied in Citadel High School, a cutting-edge, environmentally sustainable school that opened in September 2007 to more efficiently house the students of two old schools with dwindling populations, she says. Located in the heart of Halifax, the school has become a point of pride for the city and a "flagship" for the school board, MacKinlay adds. At the level of post-secondary education, Foot at U of T says institutions are ignoring demographic realities and planning to expand just when the enrolment bubble is about to "implode." Universities could adjust by marketing themselves to international students, he says.
And with the under-15 crowd dwindling, Foot says the red-hot teen pop-culture market is about to take a nosedive as well. He says toy companies could start producing more sophisticated teen-friendly toys or pricier collectors' items for adults. With toys marketed toward a variety of age groups and classic board games that appeal both to nostalgic parents and their video game-accustomed offspring, Hasbro is diversifying beyond the children's market, according to Sandy Sinclair, senior vice-president of marketing for the toy giant's Canadian division. There's also a significant and growing market for nostalgic and collectible toys for grown-up kids, she says. "Adult collectors who may have more income at their disposal may buy two versions of that same character," she says of the older toy audience. And, Foot says, smart businesses "can take advantage of the boomers because they'll pay for quality and service now."
Canada's baby bust (unprecedented decline in number of children). Vancouver Sun, Jan 3, 2009
Canada PM says abortion debate is over. CBC,, Dec 30, 2008
The Prime Minister's Office has reaffirmed its position that the government has no intention of reopening the abortion debate following a Conservative MP's comments that the issue needs to be addressed. "Throughout his political career, the prime minister has been clear on this issue," Dimitri Soudas, a spokesman for the prime minister, told the National Post. "We will not introduce or support legislation on abortion." Although the issue has come up during election campaigns, Harper has insisted that it will not be part of a Conservative government agenda. While he has not been specific about his own views, Harper has said they fall somewhere "between the two extremes." Earlier this week, Winnipeg MP Rod Bruinooge told reporters a pro-life caucus will be pushing for a debate on whether or not abortion should be legal right up until the moment of birth. Bruinooge, who is the new chair of the secretive anti-abortion parliamentary caucus, said people need to be better educated about Canada's abortion stance, which he says puts the country in a "class of its own." "Very few Canadians appreciate the fact that essentially until a child takes its first breath, it has less value than a kidney," Bruinooge told the Canadian Press. "In Canada you can't remove your kidney, and put it on eBay and auction it off. That is illegal. Whereas you actually can end a beating heart of an unborn child the second before it's delivered. Most Canadians would agree that is truly a poor bioethical position for our country to be in." Pro-choice advocates argue that Canadian doctors only perform such later-term procedures if there's a serious threat to the health of the mother or if it's virtually certain the baby wouldn't survive past birth.
ABORTION HOLOCAUST CANADA'S PRIDE
BABY BOOMERS KNOCKING SOCIETY
WHERE HAVE ALL OUR CHILDREN GONE? Trudeau's Omnibus Bill: Challenging Canadian Taboos, CBC Archives YouTube, Jan 23, 1968 Jackie Jura email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"There's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation." Those unforgettable words made famous by Pierre Trudeau in 1967 caused a tidal wave of controversy that rippled across the entire nation. Trudeau's Omnibus Bill brought issues like abortion, homosexuality and divorce law to the forefront for the first time, changing the political and social landscape in Canada forever....It's a month after the Omnibus Bill is introduced and Trudeau is starting to feel the heat from members of the House. Some claim abortion is murder and that the sexual acts clause promotes homosexuality. Asked if he plans to proceed with the bill in the upcoming session of Parliament, Trudeau tells the CBC's Ron Collister in this clip that it is "classed as top priority for this session" and it "should be passed forward as fast as it can". While the bill sought to liberalize abortion laws in Canada, it didn't allow women to have 'abortion on demand', much to the disgruntlement of a growing number of feminists and pro-choice advocates at the time. Women didn't receive that freedom until Jan. 28, 1988 when the Supreme Court of Canada struck down Canada's abortion law as unconstitutional because it infringed upon a woman's right to "life, liberty and security of person." In this same interview, Trudeau is asked about rumours that he planned to announce that weekend his intention to run for the Liberal leadership. His answer? "That speculation is completely false." Less than two weeks later Trudeau formally declared his candidacy. On Apr. 6, 1968 he won the Liberal leadership election in a landslide and was sworn in as Canada's 15th Prime Minister on April 20.
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WHERE HAVE ALL OUR CHILDREN GONE?
Trudeau's Omnibus Bill: Challenging Canadian Taboos, CBC Archives YouTube, Jan 23, 1968