To gauge the measure of the gerontocracy, Ottawa offers a remarkable comparison. The average age of Washington’s leaders – Mr. Trump, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. McConnell – is 75. In Canada, the three major party leaders – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh – have an average age of 41.That’s a 34 year spread. A generation and a half.
“Gerontocracy rules in Washington. Fresher minds prevail in Ottawa” | Lawrence Martin | Nov. 21, 2018 | Globe and Mail at https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-gerontocracy-rules-in-washington-fresher-minds-prevail-in-ottawa/