PIC Releases

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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. [...]

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World Vasectomy Day, November 18th, 2016

  World Vasectomy Day (#WVD), a global initiative now in its fourth year, has become the largest male oriented contraception event in history. It is creating conversations among men about the benefits of family planning, [...]