Media Advisory - Canada's Population is Aging Fast: What challenges does this pose for individuals and for Canada?

CALGARY, March 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Is Canada headed towards a demographic freight train that will derail balanced budgets, a sustainable health care system and dependable retirement income?  What are the trends that we should be most worried about, and what are the public policy fixes, if any, that can get Canada's social programs back on track without stealing from future generations? Jack Mintz and The School of Public Policy in partnership with Cirano, seek to answer those questions and reflect on where we collectively stand in Canada for preparation of retirement and old age.

This all-day symposium will feature many high profile speakers including:

  • Martha Hall Findlay, The School of Public Policy
  • Malcolm Hamilton, C.D. Howe Institute
  • Jack Mintz, The School of Public Policy
  • Norma Nielson, The School of Public Policy
  • Henri-Paul Rousseau, Power Corporation of Canada

Event program can be viewed at:


Symposium on Financial Challenges of an Aging Population


Friday, March 27th, 2015 - 8:00 a.m. with concluding remarks at 2:45 p.m.


Fairmont Château Laurier, Drawing Room, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

SOURCE The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary

For further information: Morten Paulsen,, 403.399.3377


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