Description: The town council’s once deep-seated fear over accommodating immigrants at the expense of its French-speaking Quebec identity has given way to a more pressing concern: a need for more families to help fill jobs, attend its schools and sustain its population. Herouxville now wants to be known for its inclusion. It’s considering measures like subsidized housing to lure more immigrants.
Date: Oct 27, 2022
Questions for discussion:
- Why is population stability at the route of economic stability?
- What are the consequences to business operations when population declines?
- What do you think of the effort of the governments mentioned in this article to generate population growth?
- What would you recommend?