Growing well

Population growth is key to Canada’s long-term economic prosperity. To be successful, population growth must be environmentally sustainable and the benefits of growth must be broadly shared by all Canadians.

Mismanaged growth in the years ahead could undermine Canada’s future prosperity, resulting in strained public services, an unhealthy environment, and social tensions. This section assesses Canada’s capacity to “grow well” into the future, linking to other indicators both as outcomes and as enabling factors.

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The report provides further analysis on the dimensions of what it means to “grow well”: increasing our global competitiveness; becoming more equal; improving our life expectancy and health; and supporting sustainability, freedom, and social progress. There are many current challenges to this vision, including those posed by Covid-19, but with the right choices, Canada can set a strong foundation for the future.

Global competitiveness
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Income inequality
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Direction Canada is trending
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Why it matters
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Life expectancy
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Environmental sustainability
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Falling behind
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Freedom
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Leading
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Freedom House
Social progress
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Leading
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Where Canada is at
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Social Progress Imperative
Growing well indicators
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Falling behind
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Leading
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