Globe public editor: The Globe’s baby boomer series sparks intergenerational debate
Some readers were offended with the front page of Saturday’s Globe and Mail, but their children saw it in a different perspective
On Saturday, the centrepiece on the front page of The Globe and Mail pointed to an excellent series called “The Boomer Shift” in Report on Business.
The articles weren’t just for baby boomers but for society at large. The stories were about how this dramatic shift in demographics will reshape our economy and whether governments and Canadians are really ready for the expected economic downturn. The series continues this week.
A column by Barrie McKenna looked at the “looming threat of intergenerational inequality” and warned of the “future burden [that] will fall heavily on a smaller generation of younger workers. These younger workers may have to pay more in taxes, and get less back in services.”
The main headline certainly tapped into that intergenerational issue.
“So long, suckers. Good luck with the next couple decades,” the smiling boomer couple said, fists in the air.
To read the rest of this column, please go to the Globe and Mail’s website, where it was first published.
H.G. Watson was J-Source’s managing editor from 2015 to 2018. She is a journalist based in Toronto. You can learn more about her at hgwatson.com.