Increased Productivity Needed to Support Aging Canadian Population — Andrew Coyne

The ratio of workers to retirees in Canada has historically been around 5 to 1, however it’s trending toward 2 to 1 in the next few decades. The implications this will have for government and the labour market was the topic of Andrew Coyne’s talk at the Growing the Agri-Workforce Summit, as ag industry people from across the country met in Winnipeg earlier this month to discuss how the sector can address its chronic labour shortage. The well-known columnist for Postmedia and “At Issue” panelist on CBC’s The National explained how the Canadian economy, including the agriculture sector, will need to…

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