Canada: The Great Grey North

Canada growing old; who’s going to take care of them?
Rahman Mohamed

On May 3, 2017 Statistics Canada released the facts: Canada’s grey.  In 2016 there were more people on the ice that were losing their hair than growing it.

The comb-over generation (age 15-64) was still the largest (59%), controlling the puck, but the baldies outnumbered the babies, the seniors (65+) had a larger team than the juniors (under 15).  23.5% of males were 65+; 16.6% were under 15.  There were more oldies dying their hair (25.4%, women 65+) but fewer women than boys combing (15.3%, girls under 15).Canada population pyramid 2016

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Politicians Reaching Out to Canadians and Ontarians

Politicians, walking the walk, talking the talk (and Tweeting the Tweets)
Rahman Mohamed

October 2011: Ontario’s last provincial election; federal slightly earlier (May 2011).  So now Ontario is scheduled to hit the polls twice again in 2015 within 3 weeks (October 1 provincially, October 19 nationally), after recovering from election fever set to end with municipal votes on October 27, 2014.  But campaigning has already begun (2 Ontario by-elections; February 13, 2014); could it predict the future?

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