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Are older Canadians coddled? The IFA weighs in on upcoming debate.

October 25, 2016  · 1 min read

On October 25th, 2016 the latest instalment of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute's Great Canadian Debates will take place in Ottawa.


At the heart of the matter will be whether or not Canada and its politicians focus too much on older Canadians in an effort to earn votes and win elections. Some argue that this demographic is enjoying too many tax breaks, privileges, and benefits that other Canadians do not. Some say those perks all well-deserved, given older Canadians' lifetimes of hard work and service.


Dr. Jane Barratt is the Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing. She brings to this position over 35 years experience in both public and private sectors in the fields of public health, community and aged care, and ageing and disability. Dr. Barratt has strived to strengthen the roles and relationships between government, NGOs, academia and the private sector in order to help shape and influence policy to improve the quality of life of older people.


Dr. Barratt is an expert in the field of ageing policy, and understands how older people are represented. Dr. Barratt is available to speak to media with regard to this very important and timely debate.


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Are older Canadians coddled? The IFA weighs in on upcoming debate.

October 25, 2016  · 1 min read

On October 25th, 2016 the latest instalment of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute's Great Canadian Debates will take place in Ottawa.


At the heart of the matter will be whether or not Canada and its politicians focus too much on older Canadians in an effort to earn votes and win elections. Some argue that this demographic is enjoying too many tax breaks, privileges, and benefits that other Canadians do not. Some say those perks all well-deserved, given older Canadians' lifetimes of hard work and service.


Dr. Jane Barratt is the Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing. She brings to this position over 35 years experience in both public and private sectors in the fields of public health, community and aged care, and ageing and disability. Dr. Barratt has strived to strengthen the roles and relationships between government, NGOs, academia and the private sector in order to help shape and influence policy to improve the quality of life of older people.


Dr. Barratt is an expert in the field of ageing policy, and understands how older people are represented. Dr. Barratt is available to speak to media with regard to this very important and timely debate.


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    Dr. Toni C. Antonucci

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