More than half of Canadians now in their 50s plan to keep on working after retiring in their 60s, in many cases to supplement their income, according to a new survey.
The national online survey, conducted last month for CIBC by Leger Marketing, found that Quebec residents were least likely to say they'll work after retirement, at 47 per cent.
Manitoba and Saskatchewan residents were the most likely to say they planned to work after retirement, at 59 per cent.
Atlantic Canada (54 per cent), Ontario (55 per cent), Alberta (57 per cent) and British Columbia (49 per cent) were closer to the national average of 53 per cent.Just flush another assumption down the drain.
This cuts to the heart of the problem of making policies based on projections of events that haven't happened yet. Anything can happen between now and then to nullify them and this is an example.
This is why so-called "experts" tend to be wrong most of the time. They are trying to predict the future based on available data. But if Environment Canada cannot accurately predict the weather forecast 48hrs. into the future using the most advanced supercomputers then why should we believe some putz in an office with some degrees hanging on his wall on what they say will happen ten years from now?
The mass of retiring baby-boomers was one selling point of the lie for mass immigration. Now it's so far proving to be an invalid one.
The gradual exiting of the workforce of the baby-boom generation can cause generational strife as younger workers find themselves unable to advance in their careers as the boomers continue to occupy positions that would have allowed the advancement of their younger co-workers if the boomer retired. That is if younger workers are lucky enough to land a decent job with growth prospects in the first place.
Continuing to dump masses of unwanted immigrants into this economic situation can only exacerbate it further by adding an immigrant contender in this younger-worker vs. older worker boxing match.
We can't do anything about the immigrants we foolishly allowed in already. But we can do something about the one who haven't arrived here yet.