The trees are making strong progress in Quebec

News 11 March, 2018
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    Sunday, 11 march, 2018 19:26

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    A sign that the population of Quebec is aging, centenarians now represent the age group experiencing the strongest growth.

    Twenty persons who have reached the venerable age of 100 years have told their stories, and on Sunday, surrounded by family at a residence in the west island of Montreal.

    If many people dream to live for a century, Mauriciu Friedman told TVA News that his life is now filled with sorrow.

    “Now, all of my friends… I am the last”, he said with emotion.

    In Quebec, there were 1800 centenarians in 2017. In 2026, it is expected that they will be 5000. And in 2061, more than 34000!

    Among the celebrated, there was also Emily Christine Clyke, who will blow his 105th candle next June.

    It is one of the survivors of the explosion that has blown in Halifax on December 6, 1917, and this is her sister, Viola Desmond, which will be in November on the new notes of 10 dollars.