How can we overcome our generational divide?

By 2033 the number of seniors in BC will have doubled, making up a quarter of the province’s population. Some communities, such as Victoria, will see even more pronounced demographic shifts. Some are concerned that the Boomers will use their relative numbers to steer the political and social agenda for their own benefit. Is this view justified? How will the shifting population numbers impact social priorities, such as health care, pensions and education? Will there be increased tension between the generations as governments are forced to make difficult decisions? Can policy-makers meet the needs of the ageing Boomers without alienating future generations?