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In New Brunswick, the proportion of seniors increased by 15 per cent over the last five years, while the number of children decreased by four per cent. Fifteen years from now, over 25 per cent of the population of New Brunswick will be 65 years of age or older. It's a similar story across the country. With an aging population, it is more important than ever to have public services that will allow seniors to maintain their independence as long as possible.
Watch the re-broadcast of the Canadian Health Coalition's "Secure the future of health care -- a call to care", with keynote by Roy Romanow (Q.C., Chair of the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada) and panels moderated by André Picard (Senior health reporter at the Globe and Mail). Panelists included Natalie Mehra, Diana Gibson, Allan Maslove, Saideh Khadir, John Abbott, Michael Rachlis, Marc-André Gagnon, and Sharon Sholzberg-Gray.