There was an excellent ventilation of the elder care issue in a series of articles in this newspaper over the past weeks, a necessary illumination of the challenges that are not so much ahead as upon us.
One thing missing, however, was more than passing mention of the elephant in the old folks' home: the country's rising tar-sands social policy, followed by the implied question -- are we a country or not?
Let's put it this way. In some parts of Canada, we're getting collectively older fast, in Nova Scotia in particular, but also in other "have not" provinces.
This is not just because we're sitting here getting older, but because our young and not-so-young people are heading to Alberta and environs in droves.