Many Canadians say bad economic news has them discouraged about retirement, said Fidelity Investment’s Peter Drake at the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners (CIFP) annual national conference in Vancouver.

He urges advisors to help their clients put macroeconomic issues into context. They need to remember that Canada’s a great place to retire, with a solid healthcare system and demand for older workers.

Drake cites 8 reasons why Canadian retirees are in good shape:

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