A generational bias in Canadian politics prioritizes seniors in government budgets, leaving younger generations fighting for table scraps. Generation Squeeze founder Dr. Paul Kershaw and host Angie Chan interview Sean Speer about the generational unfairness baked into Canada's budget pie and how it's harming younger and future generations: from unaffordable housing and a diminishing middle class, to not having as many children as parents want. Sean is editor-at-large at The Hub, the PPF Scotiabank Fellow at the Public Policy Forum, and an assistant professor at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He was previously a senior economic adviser to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Ready to learn more and take action?
- Read Sean's article for Politico, "The politics of gerontocracy in Canada"
- Watch our Hard Truths video about Canada's Bad Budget Bunny
- Join Gen Squeeze in our fight for generational fairness
- Check out our 2022 federal and provincial budget analysis
- If you're an Ontario voter, take a look at our 2022 Ontario Voter's Guide, in which we've analyzed how fairly the parties are budgeting for the wellbeing of all generations