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Senate report says Canada lags in care of seniors

Finds "serious gaps" in health care, transportation, housing and support systems.

Senator Sharon Carstairs co-authored the study with Senator Wilbert KeonOTTAWA, April 23, 2009 — Canada lags in coping with the challenges of a rapidly aging population, says the final report by the Special Senate Committee on Aging.

Tabled this week, the report identifies "serious gaps" in health care, transportation, housing and support systems for the ever-rising number of seniors in the Canadian population.

"The Canadian government must be a leader and ... it's doing some of that, but it's also a laggard in its care of seniors," Sharon Carstairs, who chairs the committee, told reporters...

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  Senate report says Canada lags in care of seniors, by NUPGE.ca, April 23 2009
  Special Senate Committe on Aging, by the Honorable Sharon Carstairs and the Honorable Wilbert Joseph Keon, April 2009

Posted: April 23, 2009

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