Crowded Emergency wards, lack of beds, funding problems are the end result of the Baby Boom generation getting too old to produce. The math is not pretty, nor will it allow politicians to make spending promises.
Fortunately big Government advocates don't push the European Economic model anymore. Thank heavens, who needs 456 rules for towels. They still do push policies that make Canada less attractive to Investment though. Perhaps funding Government services is not high on their agenda.
The CD Howe Institute estimates that every family of 4 is on the hook for 31,000 in new taxes to pay for the shortfalls of public sector workers pensions. Public sector workers enjoy lavish benefits, but everyone else has to pay for them as well as their own retirement (if there is anything left over.)
....also from Michael: A Very Uncomfortable Question Prime Minister Trudeau is happy to pass along another $18.5 billion in debt for our children to pay.
Canadians casual attitude towards Government borrowing and spending revealed in the fall update, especially when growth is over 3%. It begs the question, what will the reaction be if growth fails, we get a recession and Government borrows and spends even more>