Canada's Aging Population attempts to raise social issues that will have to be debated in Canada as a result of the fact that our population is getting older. The main analytical approach McDaniel uses in this book is the structural, contextual approach which sees population aging issues as being influenced by social systems such as economic structure, attitudes toward dependency and productivity, stratification, and gender relations, among others. This leads the reader to believe that fundemental issues about the socieconomic situation of elderly Canadians would be debated in this book. This critical analysis does not fully materialize. Certainly, McDaniel does raise some important issues such as zero population growth, women and aging, and pension programmes but the critical analysis from a structural, contextual perspective is lacking. Thus, while this book may provide useful information to students, volunteers, and practitioners, it is unlikely that it will contribute to significant social change, in terms of research studies or policy formation, for elderly Canadians.