Federal Favouritism
Canadian governments don't invest equally in people of different ages. We call this difference in social spending the "age gap". In this report, we show how big the federal age gap was in advance of the 2015 election.

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. 

Key takeaways 

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Paul Kershaw
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Dr. Paul Kershaw is a Professor in the University of British Columbia's School of Population and Public Health, and the Founder of Generation Squeeze.
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