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If Canada wants to thrive in the 21st Century, it needs to get bigger: Mark Wiseman on BNN Bloomberg

December 20, 2019

Mark Wiseman talks about the importance for acting now to get to 100 million Canadians by 2100. “If you look at Canada’s demographics today, we will grow – on current trend – to about 50 million people from 37 million today by about 2050, and then we stop growing,” Wiseman – the former CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and current global head of active equities at BlackRock – told BNN Bloomberg in an interview recorded on Thursday. “This is a trend that we have to get on top of now. If we stop growing we will have a smaller economy. If we stop growing, we’ll be less important in the world, as the rest of the world grows around us.”

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