Population and People
January 1, 1975
Welcome to the Canada you know - with a few differences, of course.
Many cities are becoming multicultural delights. You can now dine on a smorgasbord of excellent international food in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
On the economic front, Canadians have survived the oil shortages and gas high prices arising from the OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) boycott.
People are becoming very concerned about the damage being done to the fragile environment. Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Jean Chrétien has ordered a moratorium on oil drilling in the Beaufort Sea until the environmental effects have been determined.
Criminal laws have been overhauled to reflect modern values. The practice of homosexuality is no longer a criminal offence. Abortion is not illegal if the women's life or health is threatened. Divorce laws have been liberalized.
The Worst of Both Worlds
Canadians are coming to terms with a new problem - stagflation. In the past, a slow economy meant low inflation and higher unemployment. Now, Canada (and the developed world) is plagued by both high inflation and high unemployment.
Prime Minister: Pierre Elliot Trudeau (Liberal)
Population (Total) : 22,697,000
By Province: (Number in brackets is ranking in 1950)
Young people between the ages of 10 and 19 - 5,150,000 (est.) (37%) People per square mile - 6.4
The average number of people per household:
By Ethnic Origin:
|6||Misc. European||567,000 (10)|
|14||Czechs /Slovaks||85,000 (13)|