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The Fiscal Implications of Canadians’ Working Longer

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November 21, 2017
The Fiscal Implications of Canadians’ Working Longer

Canada’s greying workforce will spell big fiscal trouble for future taxpayers, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “The Fiscal Implications of Canadians’ Working Longer,” authors William Robson, Colin Busby, and Aaron Jacobs find that demographic change is squeezing the budgets of Canadian governments—increasing the costs of public programs and eroding the tax base as the growth in traditional working-age people flatlines. 

Author(s):

William B.P. Robson, President and Chief Executive Officer
William B.P. Robson
Colin Busby, Associate Director, Research
Colin Busby
Aaron Jacobs, Researcher, C.D. Howe Institute

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