Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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P08 - (Growth-Council-Morneau) OTTAWA. x-17s. The Trudeau government's economic advisory council is recommending Ottawa raise the age of retirement eligibility and explore a national child-care program to boost the workforce. To encourage older Canadians to work longer, the council recommends the ages of eligibility for old age security and the Canada Pension Plan be increased to address the impacts of our aging society and longer life expectancies. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the government knows many Canadians aren't able to work beyond age 65. ("..in the workforce.") (double outcue) (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The council says raising the eligibility age to close the gap between Canada and industrialized countries with the highest labour participation rate among older workers could add 56-billion dollars to the gross domestic product. …

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