Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Growth-Council-Morneau-Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Growth-Council-Morneau-Update

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OTTAWA - ---

The Trudeau government's economic advisory council is recommending Ottawa raise the age of retirement eligibility and explore a national child-care program.

The panel says those are two ways to deliver a much-needed participation boost for the country's workforce.

New suggestions from the government's hand-picked growth council zeroed in on what the advisers call a need for Canada to increase labour-force participation from under-represented groups such as indigenous people, lower-income earners, women with kids and older people.

To encourage older Canadians to work longer, the council recommends raising the age of eligibility for old age security and the Canada Pension Plan.

That contradicts the Liberal government's move to reverse a controversial decision taken by the former Conservative government and return old age security eligibility to 65 from 67. …

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