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Population growth to help Manx economy

Cannan says increasing workforce vital

Increasing the number of working people on the Island will boost the economy.

That's the belief of Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan and forms a key part of government policy.

A drive to bolster the workforce is seen as a way to support an ageing population.

But some of the language used to describe the growing older demographic picture - for example "a problem" has led to criticism.

Alfred Cannan says we need to recognise it's a reality.

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