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Reforming Old Age Security: A Good Start but Incomplete


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Reforming Old Age Security: A Good Start but Incomplete

In 2012, the federal government shocked many Canadians by announcing an important change in the cherished Old Age Security (OAS) program, one of three key income programs for seniors. The reform, which was implemented in the 2013 budget, increases the age of eligibility for OAS to 67 from 65 beginning in 2023 with full implementation achieved in 2029. While the reform is a positive first step given the aging of Canadians, more is needed..


By Fraser Institute, Canada,


Health Policy Resource.

Ottawa could better assist low income seniors by changing eligibility for Old Age Security and improving targeting of benefits


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Ottawa could better assist low income seniors by changing eligibility for Old Age Security and improving targeting of benefits

Reforming Old Age Security by changing the income level at which seniors are eligible and reducing the amount clawed back from seniors still in the work force would allow the government to better assist low-income seniors, concludes a new study published today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.


By Fraser Institute, Canada,


Health Policy Resource.

Ottawa's rules handicapping Canadian telecoms won't guarantee increased wireless competition


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Ottawa's rules handicapping Canadian telecoms won't guarantee increased wireless competition

f Ottawa wants to provide Canadians with more choice and competition in the wireless marketplace, it should apply the same rules to both domestic and foreign firms operating in Canada and remove restrictions on foreign ownership of telecommunication companies, recommends a new study published by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank..


By Fraser Institute, Canada,


Health Policy Resource.