Once 7th Largest Economy, Now 17th Headed for 22nd
A Huffpost article cites slow population growth as one reason for our fall from relevance on the world's economic stage.
The recently released population growth rate for Canadian families shows the average Canadian family only has 1.6 children. It is not rocket science to see we are simply not even replacing ourselves at the current rate let alone growing our population.
Factors not addressed in the article for our declining status may be as simple as becoming less and less friendly to business with ever increasing regulation and taxation perhaps being driven simply by ideology rather than sound policy.