Nothing wrong with having babies

Letter to the Editor – Telegraph Journal

I am writing in response to an article published on Dec. 3 in which Joan MacAlpine-Stiles responded to a Facebook remark posted by MLA Carl Urquhart that said, “Girls, we need more babies or we will never be able to support our future.” She said that, “it was offensive to all women of the province.” As a woman of this province, I find her statements much more offensive than his. His comment put me in the “category” of being able to have babies. How could I possibly be offended by one of my greatest gifts as a woman? …read more|en savoir plus

Cure for overpopulation may be worse than the problem itself

“Declining fertility rates mean there’s no need for draconian measures”

By Susan Martinuk, Calgary Herald It’s possible that Diane Francis, one of Canada’s leading financial columnists, lies awake at night worrying about monsters in the closet. In her latest weekly Financial Post column, she confided to us her belief that world leaders meeting in Copenhagen are deliberately ignoring the real “inconvenient truth” that is the cause of world’s environmental problems — Overpopulation. …read more|en savoir plus

NB's Population Crisis

Letter to The Daily Gleaner

Dear Editor:

So New Brunswick has a population crisis! (“Population crisis looms,” Oct. 27) And it’s not the too-few-babies kind, but the too-many-babies kind that my Grade 10 daughter was still hearing about last week from an outdated school text! Our population is aging fast, demographers say, and it’s because our fertility rate is so low: only 1.4 child born per woman on average in our province, well below the 2.1 needed just to maintain the population. …read more|en savoir plus