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N.L. facing population shrinkage

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It’s a penetrating insight into the obvious.

Sorry — that’s unfair.

It’s also a timely examination of a serious problem that we’re marching straight towards, and seem to be doing little about. And it may well be that we can do nothing about it.

Thursday, the Harris Centre at Memorial University released its latest population projections, and they are more than a little dire: by 2036, there will probably be 41,000 fewer people in this province. Rural parts of the province will shrink significantly, and those who remain will be even more concentrated on the Northeast Avalon.

The population will be older, and there will be fewer young people, both because they’ll move elsewhere for work,........

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