‘Sorry, Grandma, we’re cutting your benefits.’ No politician will ever say that. But maybe they should

A new round of data from the 2021 census details what has long been known: Canada, you’re getting old.

While Canada is younger than Group of Seven countries such as Germany and France (but older than the United States and Britain), the number of Canadians aged 65 and over is steadily surging. In 2021, there were seven million – 19 per cent of the population, up from 16.9 per cent five years earlier. And the 65 and older cohort is poised to get much larger : There are 5.2 million people aged 55 to 64 and this soon-to-retire group outnumbers […]

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