Income Inequality Canada

Canada's Poorest See Net Worth Plunge 150%

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Business

Those rosy reports about Canadians’ net worth growing and the country's middle class being among the richest in the world are masking growing inequa...

Canada's Income Inequality Much Worse Than Advertised: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s income inequality may be much worse than statistics suggest, because Canada’s biggest earners are hiding their actual incomes by incorpor...

How To Fix Canada's Welfare System And Create Jobs

Alex Sangha | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Alex Sangha

What if potential welfare applicants were required to apply online and receive their funds via direct deposit, with notification sent by email? This would mean they'd have to become Internet, email, and computer literate. This would make them more marketable to potential employers.

Canada May Not Want To Top This Ranking

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new OECD paper shows Canada is among the worst in the developed world in terms of the widening income gap.The analysis shows income inequal...

Canada's 86 Richest Have Wealth Of Country's Poorest 11.4 Million: CCPA

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - While politicians in Ottawa still can't decide who is in the middle class, a new analysis suggests wealth is increasingly gravitating to the ...

Saks and Dollarama: Canada's Unequal Future

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Business

It’s a trend seen in the U.S. in recent years, a sign of growing wealth inequality: The segmenting of the retail market away from middle class-orien...

This Chart On Canadian Income Gap Is Pretty Shocking

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Business

Employment Minister Jason Kenney has been boasting about data showing that Canadians’ net worth boomed in recent years, arguing, in essence, that Ca...

If There's One Thing Canadians Agree On, It's Inequality

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.06.2014 | Canada Business

An overwhelming majority of Canadians believe income inequality has worsened in the past five years, making society “less fair,” according to new ...

Richest Canadians See Shrinking Tax Burden

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s wealthiest people are paying a shrinking amount of the country’s total tax burden, according to an analysis of new StatsCan data. The ...

Canada's Most Unequal Provinces

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s top one per cent of earners took home 10.6 per cent of all income in the country in 2011, while the top half of earners took home 83 per ce...

Is Canada Really Inclusive?

Sen. Art Eggleton | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada
Sen. Art Eggleton

Inclusion and cohesion are vital to the national social fabric. They are vital to the everyday interactions amongst Canadians. They are vital to our interconnectedness and a shared experience of our nation. So are we inclusive? Do citizens feel they are a vital part of our communities? Do they feel like they have a voice?

Canada Among Worst Countries For Reducing Inequality

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Canada is among the developed countries that do the least to reduce income inequality, according to an analysis from Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum. Dr...

This 'Canadian Wage Gap' Just Hit A Record High

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.02.2013 | Canada Business

There’s a different kind of income inequality growing in Canada, and where you rank on the ladder depends on where you live. On one side are Albe...

Canada's Middle Class Feels The Brunt Of The Income Inequality Squeeze

The Globe and Mail | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Some commentators and analysts have based their views on the observation that although Canadian income inequality got relatively worse in the 1980s an...

Something Surprising Is Happening With Canada's Super-Rich

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Business

Something surprising is happening with Canada’s ultra-rich: Unlike in pretty much the rest of the developed world, their ranks are shrinking. Tha...

CHART: How Nepotism Keeps Canada's ‘Dynasty' Rich

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.01.2013 | Canada Business

We’ve all heard stories of nepotism in the workplace — people rising through the ranks thanks to a helping hand from an influential relative. N...

Fixing Income Inequality in Canada

David R. Miller | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada Politics
David R. Miller

The economic collapse of 2008 changed much in our world, and it had a devastating impact on many people at home and abroad. But one of the few silver linings is the spotlight that it put on an economic trend that was poised to create lasting damage in Canada: income inequality.

Where Canada Ranks On 'Better Life Index'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Business

Canada has placed third in an OECD ranking of the best countries to live in, but the report raises concerns about the degree of income inequality in t...

Huge Percentage Of Canadians Say Economic System Rigged Against Them

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Business

Canadians are more likely than Americans to say that income inequality is growing in their home country, new research suggests. A study from the Pe...

228 Years Until Gender Equality! Go Canada!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada Living

Efforts to close Canada's gender gap are moving at a rate so slow, it could take Canadian women 228 years to catch up to men. Although Canada rece...

Sunny Freeman

Right-To-Work Would Devastate Canadians' Wages: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Business

The passage of right-to-work legislation in this country would pose “the biggest blow” yet to Canadian unions after a years-long erosion of labour...

Sunny Freeman

Canada Gets Unimpressive Marks On Global Report Card

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Business

Canada gets an uninspiring ‘B’ on a new report card measuring social performance among a group of major developed countries, a ranking the think t...

What's Going On With Canada's One Per Cent?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Business

The gap between Canada’s wealthiest earners and everyone else has been growing steadily over the past three decades, Statistics Canada says in a new...

Rich Taking Most Of Canada's Wealth Gains: TD Bank

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2013 | Canada Business

Income inequality in Canada has remained steady since 1998 according to the traditional benchmark, but absolute dollar gains by the country's highest ...

Canadians With Lower Income Have Higher Opportunity

Yanick Labrie | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Business
Yanick Labrie

We often hear that in Canada, "the rich are becoming richer while the poor are getting poorer." Fortunately, studies focusing on economic mobility in Canada tell a totally different and more accurate story. By looking at these data, it becomes clear that it is the poorest 20 per cent who enjoy the highest upward economic mobility.