July 11, 2012
This year, World Population Day comes in the midst of a life and death debate about how Canadian society wants to react internationally to key issues, including poverty, women’s rights, access to abortion and contraception, and health care.
“Our planet’s population reached 7 billion last October,” observed Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands. “Because of this, many try to blame ‘over-population’ for increasing global suffering, but it is more about political will.”
May noted that the Harper Conservatives’ slashing of $377.7 million from [...]