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Seniors' discounts should be scrapped, study suggests

Seniors' discounts should be scrapped, study suggests

A new report is calling on municipal governments to scrap seniors' discounts. The study, called No Seniors' Specials: Financing Municipal Services in Aging Communities, was commissioned by the national think-tank Institute for Research on Public Policy. Many municipalities in Canada give discounts to seniors based solely …

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