You know who does have room for growth? Alberta (5.7 people/km^2) and Saskatchewan (1.8 people/km^2) and the northern territories - tons of unexploited SPACE, tons of land area and low human population densities. These places have room to grow be it in terms of environmental exploitation or just pure human population growth. A leveling off in here at home because of population/economic carrying capacity should not surprise us. That's the price of living in a small province, in a young country. You don't grow when there's no room to grow. But, you know what you can do - relax! And be content that you live in a province with a small land mass that is relatively stable for the moment. —Loving the assymptote - hating the "G" word.