canadian seniors

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Canada’s aging population—what does it mean for government finances?

At the provincial level, an aging population is putting upward pressure on health-care spending.


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It’s older policies—not older workers—that are obsolete

The ratio of seniors to the working age population is expected to almost double from 20.3 per cent in 2010 to 38.4 per cent by 2040.


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The wait list for nursing homes in the province has almost doubled over the last 10 years.


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Federal government’s OAS increase typifies bad policy

The government expects to borrow $331.9 billion over the next five years, bringing the national debt to at least $1.5 trillion.


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Health-care spending may spike by 88 per cent due to Canada’s aging population

Canadians aged 65 and older will account for a projected 23.4 per cent of the population in 2040.


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Atlantic Canada’s population is getting older faster

The four Atlantic provinces have the largest share of residents over the age of 65 in Canada.