PIC’s vision: a global population size enabling decent living standards for all and environmental sustainability at home and abroad. The central issue is numbers, but also differential resource use and associated environmental impact due to ever-increasing over-consumption.
PIC recommends unhindered access to non-coercive, low cost family planning. This should be universally, readily available to all ages. PIC urges individuals to consider the impact of population on the environment and resources when deciding family size. Family planning should be part of an holistic approach aimed at improving education and equal rights, particularly for women and girls, especially in the less-developed world.
PIC recommends: Canada’s high-consuming population be stabilized to sustainable levels determined by in situ carrying capacity, that its population should be balanced between birth & death rates, immigration & emigration, and that couples be encouraged to have small families.