MONTREAL—Canada is home to the second-oldest average country population in North America, behind sunny and surprisingly gerontological Bermuda. The reason is simple enough: as in most prosperous western nations, we live comparatively longer and make comparatively fewer babies. These tendencies, experts have predicted with varying degrees of doom, will stifle the economy, strain the health-care system and tear through our social safety net.
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