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References and Related Online Materials

Number of Marriages:


Statistics Canada (no date). Marriages by province and territory. Canadian Statistics. Last updated April 21, 2010. (accessed May 20, 2010).

Number of Divorces:

Statistics Canada (no date). Divorces, by province and territory. Canadian Statistics. Last updated September 28, 2009. (accessed May 20, 2010). 

Canadian Council on Social Development, Stats and Facts (

Number of Deaths:


2005-2009: Statistics Canada (2009). Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories (catalogue  91-215-XWE). Available at

1991-2005: Statistics Canada (2005). Annual Demographic Statistics (catalogue  91-213-XIB). Available at

1971-1991: Statistics Canada.

Note: Original data is calculated from mid-year. In order to be comparible to other statistics, data from 2005-2006 was entered as 2005, data from 2006-2007 was entered as 2006, etc. 

Number of Births:


Number of Abortions:

2011, 2012. 

Wm. Robert Johnston. (no date). Historical abortion statistics, Alberta (Canada). Last updated April 25, 2010. (accessed May 20, 2010).

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Number of Miscarriages:

See reference for "Number of Abortions."