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1 Census Highlights on Tue May 29, 2012 10:11 am

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CENSUS HIGHLIGHTS

• Number of seniors (age 65 and over) is nearly 5 million

• The number of seniors is at the highest rate ever in Canada

• The working-age population, aged 15-64, only grew by 5.7 per cent and account for 42 per cent of the total population

• The population of children under 14 only grew by 0.5 per cent

• The population of children under 4 increased a lot, by 11 per cent between 2006 and 2011

• The first baby boomers hit retirement age — 65 — in 2011

• The fastest-growing age group are 60-64 year-olds, at 29 per cent

• The second fastest-growing group are centenarians, those over 100.

• Saskatchewan had the highest fertility rate of all the provinces

• The working age population in Alberta encompasses 70 per cent of the overall population

• The oldest CAs — cities — are Parksville, B.C., Elliot Lake, Ont., and Cobourg, Ont

• Cities with the highest proportion of working age population are: Wood Buffalo, Alta., Yellowknife, Strathmore, Alta., and Whitehorse

• 5,825 Canadians are over 100 years old

• There are 500 women centenarians for every 100 men

• Saskatchewan has the highest rate of centenarians of all the provinces and territories

• The Calgary CMA has an equal gender split, 50-50

• Wood Buffalo, Alta., is the manliest town in Canada, with 54.4 per cent of the overall population

• Cobourg, Ont., is where the ladies are. It is the city under 100,000 with largest proportion of women, 53.6 per cent

• Nunavut is the youngest territory or province, with 32 per cent of the population under 14

• The median age in Canada in May 2011 was 40.6

• The number of children aged four and under increased for the first time in 50 years

• Nearly two-thirds of all teenagers live in central Canada

Courtesy of the National Post


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2 Re: Census Highlights on Tue May 29, 2012 10:12 am

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• There are 500 women centenarians for every 100 men
I wonder why...


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3 Re: Census Highlights on Tue May 29, 2012 10:14 am

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It amazes me whenthe left sh1ts on the Harper government for their "draconian" measures to manage pensions et al.

The only thing that should amaze anyone is why these "draconian" measures were not undertaken years ago.

The fact Canada is aging has not been a secret.


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4 Re: Census Highlights on Tue May 29, 2012 11:09 am

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grumpy old man wrote:
• There are 500 women centenarians for every 100 men
I wonder why...

WWII


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5 Re: Census Highlights on Tue May 29, 2012 11:10 am

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grumpy old man wrote:
• There are 500 women centenarians for every 100 men
I wonder why...
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heheheheheh... cunning plan.. live to be 100... have my choice of the ladies!


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6 Re: Census Highlights on Tue May 29, 2012 1:59 pm

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grumpy old man wrote:
• There are 500 women centenarians for every 100 men
I wonder why...

They had to go to work everyday.

7 Re: Census Highlights on Tue May 29, 2012 8:58 pm

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grumpy old man wrote:It amazes me whenthe left sh1ts on the Harper government for their "draconian" measures to manage pensions et al.

The only thing that should amaze anyone is why these "draconian" measures were not undertaken years ago.

The fact Canada is aging has not been a secret.



Why weren't they undertaken years ago? Because the boomers only cared about themselves. Way easier to pass the buck to their grandkids and tell them to stop being so "entitled", despite being the most entitled generation in history. Now that the rooster is coming home to roost they look the other way and who is going to pay the bills.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/joshua-ostroff/quebec-protest_b_1553213.html?ref=canada-politics



"Canada's census just pegged the baby boom generation at 9.6 million, nearly 30 per cent of the population. They represent 42.4 per cent of working age Canadians, up from 28.6 percent in 1991. They also cast a startling 60 per cent of all election ballots.

And now that they're entering retirement age, they've decided to pay their bills by robbing their children of the, yes, entitlements they themselves have enjoyed.

So boomer politicians beholden to boomer voters are hiking tuition, slashing education, decreasing Employment Insurance and cutting childcare, none of which have an impact upon them. They're then justifying these cuts with a deficit crisis that is partly created by concurrent tax cutting, including dramatically reducing the corporate tax rate to the lowest in the G7. This benefits only the people, predominantly boomers, who can afford to invest in these corporations and will cost $11.5 billion in lost revenue in 2012-2013 alone.

But wait, aren't they trying to save Old Age Security at least? Actually, Canada's 2012 budget is pushing eligibility back to 67, but that won't begin until 2023 and will conclude in 2029, at which point the last baby boomers (born in 1964) will have retired. Well played.

Harper could have pushed the eligibility back as of last year, when the first boomers turned 65, but that would risk losing the votes of the country's dominant demographic. It's more politically savvy to punish subsequent (smaller) generations.

Democracy has broken down because the unsympathetic and unprecedented Boomer voting block has made the young feel disenfranchised, driving them to demonstrate in numbers not seen since, well, the 60s

These policies purposefully increase income inequality by reducing social services for the young and poor without increasing tax revenue via the wealthy and corporations. But when that austerity-driven gap reaches its breaking point -- as it did during England's riots last summer -- an underclass of young people who feel like they have no future also have no qualms about burning their towns down."



It's all about priorities GOM, and basically both the CRAP party and the boomers themselves have them all wrong. frick the boomers, and frick Harper. Kinda ironic that in all this fabricated crisis regarding OAS the simple FACT that get's missed is that while costs are indeed expecting to triple in todays dollars, when you account for projected growth in GDP the difference is not such an emerency...OAS is currently 1.6% of GDP and is projected to increases to 2.3% of GDP by the time it peaks. Doesn't look nearly as unmanagable now does it? Unless of course your goal is to ensure that any increase's the economy are continually sucked up by an ever shrinking slice of society.



Of course if your a party hell bent on driving social safety nets that have been enjoyed for decades by Canadians (boomers) into the ground because of your fricked up neo-con ideologies, then I guess it's all good.



How the frick can anybody who voted for these a$$holes look their children or grandchildren in the eyes?

8 Re: Census Highlights on Wed May 30, 2012 2:12 pm

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Thought you weren't posting here anymore??

9 Re: Census Highlights on Wed May 30, 2012 8:37 pm

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Thanks for reminding me why I stopped. Just like your dear leader you'd rather shoot the messenger than contest the message. Just remember it's the youth of today that will remember and resent you for your actions.

10 Re: Census Highlights on Wed May 30, 2012 10:01 pm

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grumpyrom wrote:Thanks for reminding me why I stopped. Just like your dear leader you'd rather shoot the messenger than contest the message. Just remember it's the youth of today that will remember and resent you for your actions.
So which party do you beleive has the answers to the problems you identified?

11 Re: Census Highlights on Wed May 30, 2012 11:17 pm

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grumpyrom wrote:Thanks for reminding me why I stopped. Just like your dear leader you'd rather shoot the messenger than contest the message. Just remember it's the youth of today that will remember and resent you for your actions.



So, you're the messenger for exactly who, or is it whom? How did you receive such a lofty calling?



I know that the current federal government was elected by the voters of Canada, just as those left wing, union pandering socialist bastards on Broadway were elected by the ill informed voters of Manitoba who can't see that Selinger and the No Damn Progress party have sold the future of my children and their children after them. By the way, I have 4 adult children, so, I'm very well aware of the challenges that they face. But, you know, I taught them to rely on themselves and their talent and energy, and not count on someone with an IQ of a tree to preach to them about the virtues of belonging to a union.



But, thats just me.

12 Re: Census Highlights on Wed May 30, 2012 11:23 pm

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grumpyrom wrote:Thanks for reminding me why I stopped. Just like your dear leader you'd rather shoot the messenger than contest the message. Just remember it's the youth of today that will remember and resent you for your actions.



By the way, you're welcome for the reminder. I'll be sure to keep reminding you. Your gratitude is my reward.

13 Re: Census Highlights on Thu May 31, 2012 8:51 am

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grumpyrom wrote:Thanks for reminding me why I stopped. Just like your dear leader you'd rather shoot the messenger than contest the message. Just remember it's the youth of today that will remember and resent you for your actions.
In your haste to attack me you chose to completely ignore the point I was trying to make.

You then went on to further attack me because I chose not to react to your bait.

Here is the irony, you're still welcome to post here. But you seem only capable of hostile posts as your very first "contesting the message".

If you don't like it here, don't post here. If you don't like what people say don't read the forum. It's quite simple...


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14 Re: Census Highlights on Thu May 31, 2012 10:07 am

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???Grumpyrom posted hey.. here is what I think about it... Freeman responded.. why you post here??

why would Grumpyrom NOT respond with attitude?


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15 Re: Census Highlights on Thu May 31, 2012 11:03 am

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It's my fault that this has become a partisan issue. That was not my intent.

I was merely trying to say the government of today is being hammered for attempting to manage this issue when it is something that should have been handled years ago. Be that six years ago under the cons or 10 years ago under the liberals.

The fact Canada is aging is not a surprise.


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