Globe Opinion
 

January 29, 2020

 
 
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Older, longer: The super-aging of Canadians has taken everyone by surprise
Older, longer: The super-aging of Canadians has taken everyone by surprise
 

John Ibbitson

John Ibbitson is a writer-at-large for The Globe and Mail. His latest book is Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline, co-authored with Darrell Bricker.

 
The oldest of the baby boomers will turn 75 next year. The generation that defined us all, that fought for peace and cheap drugs and no-fault divorce, that gave us the personal computer and the internet and the culture wars and the war on terror, that is responsible for the best and the worst of the human condition as we live it today, is getting old. And as always – always – they’re making it all about them.

 
The boomers are living inconveniently long lives. Over the course of the next three decades, the number of people aged 85 and older will more than triple.

 
 
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Trump’s team is cornered, and desperate for an off-ramp
Trump’s team is cornered, and desperate for an off-ramp
 

Lawrence Martin

 
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What should we fear more: Coronavirus or fear itself?
What should we fear more: Coronavirus or fear itself?
 

André Picard

 
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Why does the Indigenous rate of incarceration only grow?
Why does the Indigenous rate of incarceration only grow?
 

Lisa Kerr

 
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Ontario’s relationships with its cities are ill-fitting and illogical. That must change
Ontario’s relationships with its cities are ill-fitting and illogical. That must change
 

Gabriel Eidelman, Tomas Hachard and Enid Slack

 
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Editorial cartoons
 
Editorial Cartoons for January, 2020
Editorial Cartoons for January, 2020
 
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Globe editorial
 
Why the Ontario public trusts teachers’ unions more than they trust Doug Ford
 
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Letters to the editor
 
Jan. 29: ‘CBC used to be part of my television interests.’ How readers would fix Canada’s public broadcaster, plus other letters to the editor
Jan. 29: ‘CBC used to be part of my television interests.’ How readers would fix Canada’s public broadcaster, plus other letters to the editor
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Containing the coronavirus

Re Fears Over Coronavirus Prompts School Board In Ontario To Warn Parents Against Racism (Jan. 28): While Canada has to curb xenophobic actions by citizens who fear people from other cultures, the best way to calm worries about the Wuhan virus would be to have a robust screening process for those arriving from places where the virus is apparently spreading.

 
 
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A charitable alternative to selling your beloved old vehicle
 
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In case you missed it
 
Europe’s Putin gamble: Keep him inside the tent, aiming outward
  Europe’s Putin gamble: Keep him inside the tent, aiming outward
 

Doug Saunders

 
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