Canada Income Inequality: OECD Report Finds Gap Rising, Urges Government Action

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OTTAWA - Governments need to do more to address a growing gap between rich and poor in Canada and around the world by fostering more and better jobs and even considering raising taxes, a global economic think-tank says in a new report.

Among its findings, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development reported that the average income of the top 10 per cent of Canadian earners in 2008 was $103,500

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