Today, a new set of population projections were released by Statistics Canada.
They tell a story about what the population of Canada, the provinces and territories might be in 2038, as well as Canada’s projected population in 2063.
When Jean Talon conducted the first Census in New France during the winter of 1665–1666, the story is that he personally walked around and knocked on doors. Talon conducted his census on the de jure principle—that is, counting people where they normally reside.
Fortunately, he only had 3,215 people to count.