A growing challenge for Sudbury, Northern Ontario – by Len Gillis (Sudbury Star – October 11, 2018)

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New report reveals that as young people leave, Baby Boomers (born 1945 to 1965) are staying put and Northern Ontario is becoming ‘disproportionately older’

It’s not like it was 100 years ago. People these days, especially younger people, are leaving the North in droves to find work and better education.

That one of the key findings in a new report released this week by the Northern Policy Institute (NPI); the first of four reports authored by research analyst Christina Zefi.

The report also revealed that as young people leave, Baby Boomers (born 1945 to 1965) are staying put and Northern Ontario is becoming “disproportionately older.”

The report, released on the NPI website www.northernpolicy.ca, said not enough young people are staying to provide tax revenue for local governments. It said a regional strategy is required to bring more new people to the North.

Postmedia asked Zefi what she believed to be the main reason for young people in the 20 to 29 age category to be heading out of the North. “With that age group, perhaps it could be different job opportunities.

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