The publicly-funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has published an opinion piece arguing Canadians who have big families should be shamed, and that the country should be importing migrants instead.
The crown corporation, which is roughly analogous to Britain’s BBC, ran the article in response to Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines’s announcement that they were expecting a fifth child.
Kristen Pyszczyk, a Toronto-based writer whose interests include “feminism, mental health, addiction, pop culture, and digital media”, claimed that having a child was not just a personal choice, but “a choice that affects everyone who inhabits our planet”. …
The main thrust of Pyszczyk’s piece is that Westerners should not be having children because they are bad for the environment. …
How simply replacing Canadian children with migrants would in any way mitigate people’s impact on the environment is never explained.
We know people in middle class Australia who have received a fair bit of push-back from friends and strangers when they have a fourth child. Several independent cases.
hat-tip Stephen Neil