The most pressing issue facing Canada is how to make pets more affordable for families.
For a while, the Canadian government seemed to be going in the direction of allowing pets for people who can’t or won’t work full-time, but the country’s pet industry says it’s now more than three times the size of its domestic industry.
The latest figures from Statistics Canada show that pet ownership rose in the first quarter of this year, rising from 1.1 million pets in the third quarter of 2015 to 2.6 million in the second quarter of 2017.
But pet ownership is down slightly in the year to date, from 4.5 million in 2017 to 4.2 million in 2018.
The pet owners in the country are getting bigger and they’re getting cheaper.
In a province where the average family size is just under 2,000, the average cost of owning a pet has jumped to $749.
In Alberta, it’s $1,199.
In British Columbia, the cost is $869.
In Ontario, it is $2,664.
Pet ownership is a good bet in Canada, but there’s more to the story than that.
For starters, pet ownership has been rising steadily in many parts of the country.
Pet owners in Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are now more likely to own pets than in years past.
There’s no clear trend.
The latest numbers show that Quebecers are becoming more likely than Ontario residents to own a pet, but they still have the lowest share of households with pets.
There’s a lot of overlap in the growth rates of pet ownership across Canada.
In the past few years, there’s been a big surge in Alberta and a slow, steady fall in British Columbia.
The pet ownership rate in Nova Scotia, on the other hand, has fallen significantly in recent years, dropping from 17.4 per cent in 2015 to 13.6 per cent last year.
That’s because of the economic downturn, which has hurt Nova Scotians’ ability to pay for their pets.
In contrast, Alberta and British Columbia have seen pet ownership soar, with the highest growth in Alberta being in Quebec.
The numbers in Canada show some of that overlap in how the economy is shaping up.
Alberta has seen a rise in pet ownership in the past couple of years, as a result of the oil price shocks, but it’s also a country that has seen strong growth in the manufacturing sector.
But as the economy recovers, it may not be able to sustain that growth.
The growth rate in the economy overall, on average, has been flat for the past four years.
In Ontario, there has been a decline in the number of households that own a home, as the number that do is shrinking.
But there are still more than four times as many people living in households with two or more pets than there are households with no pets.
In B.C., a large chunk of the population has seen the most rapid rise in pets, but that is largely because the province has seen more people leave the labour market, either because of their child or disability.
This year, nearly 1 in 5 adults in the province have a pet.
That’s up from one in 10 in 2016, and a record high of one in 5 in 2013.
This is a trend that’s been evident for some time, said Sarah Gough, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Association of Pet Owners.
She points out that the average age of the Canadian population has been steadily increasing since the 1970s, but pet ownership hasn’t.
That means the population of households has been growing faster in B.J.C. than in Ontario, Alberta or Quebec.