In its 2012-2013 Budget, the Canadian government announced its intention to gradually raise the age of eligibility for Old Age Security benefits from 65 to 67. Future generations will surely come to see this as a timid adjustment measure. If life expectancy keeps rising as expected, government policies in this area will need to be guided by a new paradigm for retirement.
Media release :: Old Age Security at 67: a timid, belated adjustment
|Un ajustement timide (La Presse, April 17, 2012)
OAS at 67: Too little, too late (National Post, April 17, 2012)
|Interview (in French) with Yves Guérard (98,5 FM, April 30, 2012)|