Only a couple of months ago Prime Minister Steven Harper made an announcement from Europe that Canadians anticipating full retirement at age 65 were going to wait to 67. It will be phased in starting a decade from now.
I suspect the hope is on the part of the oligarchs that the peons will forget, and an older, experienced crowd may not care, as it does not apply to them.
Just a couple of relevant questions come to mind — we always hear them — so is Canada the best country in the world? How is that measured?
If we have lots of natural resources, far more than most of our industrial competitors, which we in fact do, why do the “workers” not benefit from that good fortune?
Of course, the timing is not accidental. The world economy is screwed, more or less, for the next few years or perhaps decades.
What was the trigger? The stuff that goes on on Wall Street. As a Canadian, I do not let its little brother, Bay Street, off the hook.