Connecting with Canadians

Commentary:

Labour pains: stunning silence around issue of birth rates in Canada. It stands in stark contrast to the forward-thinking approaches of most other industrialised nations with low birth rates.

by Sharon Manson Singer, PhD, Judi Varga-Toth

President Sharon Manson Singer and Assistant Director Judi Varga-Toth wrote an op-ed piece for The Hill Times, Canada's Politics and Government Newsweekly, entitled: "Labour pains: stunning silence around issue of birth rates in Canada." The article explores the notion of using government incentives to encourage families to have more children as a partial solution to Canada's looming labour shortage.

Release Date: 12 Oct 2006
Number of pages: 2
Document number: 45580