The most important charts to watch in 2019

Our fifth annual bonanza of more than 70 charts to help you make sense of the economy in the year ahead
Russian President Vladimir Putin Campaigns In Krasnodar

Russia is a mess, but it’s still playing the West

Scott Gilmore: It’s economy is smaller than Canada’s and its military is nothing next to the U.S., yet it’s winning at one thing: upending the world order
Chart Week

The 91 most important economic charts to watch in 2018

For the fourth year in a row Maclean’s presents its year-end Chartapalooza, your guide to making sense of the economy in the year ahead
A voter enters a polling station for the Federal Election in Toronto (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

Should older people lose the right to vote?

Some have argued that disenfranchising the elderly would allow younger people to make decisions about their future, but is it really that simple?

What the census tells us about Canada’s aging population

Face it Canada, we’re getting old, though as the latest census figures show, not every part of the country is growing grey at the same pace
Immigrants rescued in Strait of Sicily

Does Donald Trump need a plan to make America mate again?

With its birth rate in decline and an aging population, the U.S. economy faces headwinds that could be worsened by Trump’s plans to restrict immigration
An elderly woman outside her home on Ikaria Island.

How ’blue zones’ offer secrets for long lives—and shorter ones, too

Pockets of centenarians have been revealing clues for living longer. Now, those areas’ next generations are teaching us how to mess it all up.
Canada slow

Why Canada’s economy can’t pick up speed

A look at the long-term demographic trends that have held back growth, and could continue to do so for years to come
StatsCan Population 20150929

The tidal wave of seniors has to be seen to be understood

As much as we’ve talked about Canada’s aging population, it’s hard to appreciate it without seeing it in action
Calgary Stampede 20140704

Is Alberta going to start aging faster again?

In Alberta, Canada’s youngest province, the proverbial fountain of youth is an oil rig