Federal Favouritism

Why we wrote this report 

Canadian governments don't invest equally in people of different ages. We call this difference in social spending the "age gap" or the "generational spending gap."

It's only natural and laudable to spend more on Canadians as they age to protect their health and financial security. But do those natural differences account for the entire generational spending gap, or is something else going on? Is there currently a tendency to prioritize the needs of some generations over others?

In advance of the 2015 federal election, we wanted to highlight the current, large age gap in federal public spending. 

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Key takeaways 





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