Well since last week’s posting, Mr. Flaherty’s “chosen path” on Canada’s OAS reform may not be totally clear – but the rant is afire! As I said before, with the aging demographics in Canada being what they are, something will have to give as we all go about financing longevity over the next decade or two.
Monthly Archives: January 2012
Moving the goalposts for those over 65–on Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS) seems to be one of those prickly calibrations that hasn’t exactly taken the mob to the street in protest. Well not yet, like in France a while back. And don’t forget the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) for those on
The gifts of conversation are falling my way gracefully at this start to 2012. Like – what is the promise of longevity in the 21st century? Always my opening question. And along comes an article by Joe Schlesinger this week on CBC News: “The problem with growing old, as a society I mean”. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/01/16/f-vp-schlesinger-aging.html?cmp=googleeditorspick For
In the opening minute of the TED Talk video “Life’s Third Act” Jane Fonda wraps herself in the flag of the Longevity Revolution and she’s onboard as a very clear voice for the movement. This is a good investment of eleven plus minutes as she articulates her views as a result of her own research
Welcome to 2012. As always as years turn over, we get past year reviews and new year predictions, prescriptions and promises for better futures. So it quickly fed my mind on the subject of longevity for this first new year’s posting, when CBC started its feature series “Chasing Cures” with a piece on how we’re