Canada is growing its population by 1.4 to 1.5 million people per year via a robust immigration program and 44% of the people are going to Ontario. 20% of new Canadians go to Alberta, 15% to BC and 13% to Quebec.
California’s population peaked 4 years ago at 39.5 million and is now 39 million people. The California Department of Finance has published new population projections out to 2060 for California. California will barely go above 40 million from 2040-2055 and then go back to 39 million. A few years ago California was projected that it would reach over 60 million people by 2060.
According to Department of Finance data, the County of Los Angeles is expected to shrink by 1.7 million people from 2020 to 2060.
In 2060, Texas will have 37-44 million people. Florida will have about 31-36 million people in 2060. In 2023, Texas has a population of 31.2 million and Florida has 22.5 million.
The US Census has released new population projections from now to 2060 for the whole of the USA. The USA will still have population growth.
Canada could achieve the goal of 100 million people by 2065 instead of 2100. There is a lobbying group called the Century Initiative. The Century Initiative is a Canadian lobby group and charity that aims to increase Canada’s population to 100 million by 2100. This includes increasing the population of megaregions, which are interlocking areas with more than one city centre and a typical population of 5 million or more (e.g., the Greater Toronto Area, Greater Vancouver, and the National Capital Region).
The Century Initiative was co-founded by Mark Wiseman and Dominic Barton, who also led the Trudeau Jr. government’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth. The Initiative is supported by former Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and by influential Liberal Party advisors including advisors to former Minister of Finance Bill Morneau. The Century Initiative has connections to the Black Rock investment group.
Canada has only had governments that were Liberal or Conservative since it was founded. The Conservatives had a had some name changes but a party representing Conservatives or Progressive Conservatives has been either the ruling or opposition party.
Canada’s robust pro-immigration policy is a core aspect of both Liberals and Conservatives.
The Century Initiative was looking at six megaregions in the four provinces and also growing Winnipeg in Manitoba.
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