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Earth Overshoot Day and World Population Day: Different Approaches to the Same Problem

July 19th, 2017 Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity's consumption exceeds the environment's renewal capacity. According to Global Footprint Network (GFN), the international research organization responsible for the Earth Overshoot Day initiative, this year it falls on August 2nd, making it the earliest date since the world first went into overshoot in the 1970s. GFN estimates that humanity is [...]

Population Growing, Iqaluit Could Face a Water Crisis Within Five Years

But there's no policy in place to address growth. June 19th, 2017 CBC News, citing a new study by researchers at York University and the University of Waterloo, reported recently that Iqaluit may face a water shortage within five years owing to "shifting seasons, faster warming in the Arctic than anywhere on Earth and a growing population." Nunavut's population is growing [...]

Global Population Now Exceeds 7.5 Billion

May 25th, 2017 Last month, the total number of people on the planet surpassed the 7.5 billion mark. This figure is based on the Worldometers clock, which uses sources from the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the World Bank to make its projections. We now add a billion people to the planet every 12-15 years, an astounding [...]

Mifegymiso Coverage in Canada: Following NB, Alberta and Ontario’s Lead

  May 4th, 2017 Following PIC's April release on New Brunswick's decision to provide Mifegymiso free of charge under the provincial health plan, and the Alberta and Ontario government's recent announcements to provide the drug free of charge, we invite PIC members  and followers in the rest of Canada to contact their provincial/territorial health ministers and premiers to request [...]

New Brunswick First Province to Offer Abortion Pill for Free

April 10th, 2017 Population Institute Canada applauds the New Brunswick government's announcement that the abortion pill, Mifegymiso, will be made available for free to all women in the province covered by provincial health care. This is an important decision, one that will go a long way toward removing the financial barriers to women's access to abortion in New Brunswick. For women [...]

Canada Steps Up: $650 Million Over Next Three Years for Reproductive Health

March 9th, 2017. Population Institute Canada applauds the announcement, made by Prime Minister Trudeau on International Women's Day, of $650 million to be invested over three years towards sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). This unprecedented announcement comes on the heels of International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau's pledge of $20 million to address the SRHR funding gaps created by President Trump’s Global [...]

Canadian Government Pledges $20 Million to Counter U.S. Gag Rule

March 6th, 2017. Population Institute Canada applauds the historic decision by the Canadian government to pledge up to $20 million to fund sexual health and abortion-related projects as part of the "She Decides" coalition, launched five weeks ago by Dutch Foreign Minister Liliane Ploumen. Canada's contribution will help counter the blow to global contraceptive and reproductive service providers, who will lose access [...]

A Chance to Support Planned Parenthood’s Petition Calling for OHIP Coverage of Mifegymiso

February 21st, 2017. Recent PIC newsletters and releases reported that Mifegymiso (also known as the abortion pill) was approved by Health Canada last year after a lengthy delay, and that the first shipments of it have now arrived in Canada. However, as noted in an article linked to our November 2016 newsletter (Issues 11), a prescription for the drug, which will [...]

Following President Trump’s Reinstatement of Gag Rule, Here’s Why and How to Support Reproductive Rights

  February 10th, 2017. Population Institute Canada was pleased and encouraged by Ottawa’s announced intention to increase funding for sexual and reproductive health rights globally in response to the reinstatement by President Trump of the “gag rule” denying aid to organizations that perform or provide advice about abortion. This move will result in a US $600 million overall reduction of support for family planning organizations. The Canadian government may now support [...]

Papua New Guinea is in Crisis. Population Growth is Part of the Problem.

    January 16th, 2017. Papua New Guinea's booming population, which is largely rural and has more than doubled in the past thirty years, is forcing farmers to resort to unsustainable land use practices to feed its ever-increasing human numbers. Last month, a geographer who has studied food production in the same village for the past 45 years warned that continued population growth could eventually [...]