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Old Posted May 30, 2012, 2:01 PM
RyeJay RyeJay is offline
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Originally Posted by MonctonRad View Post

While it is true that some rural seniors will follow their children to the city, this is not universally the case. Many will stay in their home communities. This is what they are familiar with and it is where their friends are. As long as seniors are able to stay active and independent they will stay where they consider their home to be.
You're assuming they will have the means to stay there. I am claiming that concurrently with the economic decline already occurring, the changes to E.I. will cause tremendous stress on the north's seasonal economy -- and this will translate into other services (on which these seniors vitally depend) being cut simply because the north's tax revenue is going to shrink and shrink FAST.

Absolutely no government is going to subsidise and keep afloat an entire region within a province into a socialised senior's retirement paradise just so these seniors can live by their friends.
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