Canada Income Inequality

So There's Income Inequality. Now What?

Rob Rainer | Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada Business
Rob Rainer

Following an awareness breakthrough in 2011, public support and political interest for addressing inequality is apparent. But what is to be done? The more effective option for combating inequality is for governments to, first, rebuild greater fairness into our systems of taxation and, second, increase the distribution of income from the "top" to the "bottom."

Canadians Unsure Who To Blame For Growing Income Gap: Poll

CBC | Posted 03.20.2012 | Canada Business

Canadians continue to believe there's a significant income gap between the rich and the poor in their country, a new poll suggests. ...

Rachel Mendleson

As Wages Stagnate, Canada's CEOs See Huge Jump In Pay | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Business

As debate about Canada’s rich-poor divide intensifies, a new report highlights the growing income gap between top-paid CEOs and average Canadians. ...

Calgary Construction Worker Homeless No More -- Thanks To Contest

CBC | Posted 02.19.2012 | Canada Business

For months, construction worker Dan White would put in a long day at his full-time job, only to have no place to go home to. ...

Rachel Mendleson

The Decline Of Unions: Has Canada Passed A Point Of No Return? | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 02.03.2012 | Canada Business

ST. THOMAS, Ont. — If there is any doubt that the erosion of unions could be contributing to the decline of the middle class — and, by extension, ...

Which Provinces Have The Widest Income Gap?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Business

When it comes to the income inequality, Canada's provinces are, well, unequal. The Huffington Post Canada has crunched StatsCan's numbers to provid...

Canada's Income Gap Hits Record High: OECD

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada Business


GRAPHIC: Which Canadian Cities Are Seeing The Fastest Ghettoization?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Business

Calgary has seen a nearly 90 per cent increase in the wealth difference between its richest and poorest neighbourhoods over the past quarter century, ...

Rachel Mendleson

Calgary’s Energy Boom Masks A Growing Wealth Gap | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Business

CALGARY and TORONTO -- Sipping coffee in a spacious Calgary bungalow, Sandra Horley is a long way from home. The single mother of two lives in Forest ...

Michael Bolen

Mind The Taxation Gap: How Trickle-Down Economics Are Reshaping Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Business

NDP leadership hopeful Brian Topp launched the latest salvo in the clash between rich and poor Monday. Declaring growing income inequality to be today...

What's The Difference Between Rich And Poor In Montreal? 11 Years Of Life

CBC | Posted 01.28.2012 | Canada Business

Socio-economic inequality continues to have a profound impact on health and access to services in Montreal, including subsidized daycare,...

Rachel Mendleson

Income Inequality And Mortality Rates: A Dramatic Correlation | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada Business

UPDATE: A new study from the city of Montreal provides mounting evidence of the link between income inequality and life expectancy. The study, rele...

Housing Bubble Or Not? HuffPost Readers Debate State Of Canada's Housing Market

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Business

If the public reaction to The Huffington Post Canada’s report on income inequality and housing prices is anything to go by, Canadians are growing wo...

Rachel Mendleson

How Canada's Income Disparity Is Raising Home Prices For Rich, Poor Alike | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Business

This is the first installment of The Huffington Post Canada's new series Mind The Gap, exploring the growing rich-poor divide in the Great White North...

Daniel Tencer

The Huffington Post Canada Gets Serious About Income Inequality | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Business

“The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.” That old adage may be the simplest way to explain income inequality. We’ve all heard it. But ...

Daniel Tencer

Even Canada’s Conservatives Agree: Corporations Have Too Much Power | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Business

Twice as many Canadians back the Occupy protests as oppose them, but few believe the protests will do any good, according to a poll released this week...