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Population Policy of Quebec

(It's in Canada.)

Jonathon Kobyluck

on 24 October 2013

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(It's in Canada.) Quebec 7,903,001 Current Population: Pro-Natalist More or Less? Quebec, compared to the rest of the developed world, currently has a low population. Growth during the 1950s slowed to produce a current birth rate of 1.6. As shown here, the number of deaths is forecast to increase as well. Getting older. Age? Canada has 3 territories as well as 10 provinces. Quebec happens to be the largest of the 10 provinces with a land area of 1,542,056 square kilometers. Thankfully, the entire country also uses the Metric System. This is the territory of Nunavut, which is the largest territory in Canada. It's up in the air. Economy of Quebec (Literally.) Canadian currency Manufacture and Service Post-Industry Quebec really is "up in the air" Quebec manufactures:
airplane parts
alloys Quebec's private sector services jet engines for major airplane corporations Companies such as Bombardier, Pratt & Whitley, and Rolls-Royce Canada are major clients Quebec is also home to the headquarters of the International Air Transportation Association and International Civil Aviation Association ...of Quebec Demography Yes, the Quèbècoise speak something other than English. FRENCH?! Francophones, or individuals whose primary language is French, comprise 79% of the population of Quebec Unsurprisingly, 61% of the Quèbècoise are of Canadian origin, and 29% of French origin Geographers have predicted that the French-speaking population will eventually drop below 50% due to immigration and a low growth rate In regards to religion, about 84% of Quebec is Catholic Political System Remember: They're Pro-Natalist Policy Socio-Cultural Aspects What social and cultural factors does Quebec hold?
Rich French influence and history: Only region in North America where French is known as official language
British influence: Victorian style architecture
Jazz music: Quebec offers diverse jazz performances and has many jazz festivals Quebec has a unicameral legislature: National Assembly of Quebec
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy and Parliamentary democracy Legislative power held by Parliament (National Assembly and Lieutenant Governor)
Power to enact laws Executive power held by Executive Council (Lieutenant Governor, Premier, and governor ministers)
Makes government decisions, directs civil services, and enforces laws AKA: The people who run this joint. Parliament Building, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Population The major drop in fertility after 1960 prompted the Quebec government to take action Quèbècoise women were given money for child they bore: $315 for first child
$630 for second child
$5040 for third child
another $5040 was given for each child after that as well 1988 *This policy cost taxpayers a total of $2.5 billion After the population began to drop again, the Ministry of Family and Children's Services was created. It did the following: gave a monthly allowance was given to low-income parent(s) if they had children
guaranteed paid maternity leave
subsidized daycare ($3.15 daily) Quebec is the only province in Canada with subsidized daycare facilities *These policies were determined ineffective 1997 In addition, all families received a $4410 interest-free loan towards the purchase of their first home The Quebec government eventually ended all attempts to increase population growth (except daycare subsidies).

When social assistance was cut, more women became stay-at-home mothers. *All cash values are in US$
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