Income Inequality Canada

Raise Property Taxes Or Risk Rising Inequality, Stiglitz Tells Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Business

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz is urging Canada to levy a “very progressive tax” on property in order to combat growing inequality ...

Ontario's Richest Are Falling Out Of The 1% Club

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Business

You needed an income of $222,000 to be one of Canada’s top one per cent of earners in 2013, Statistics Canada says in a new survey that also shows O...

Wage Gains For One-Percenters Not Linked To Talent, Merit: Study

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY - A new study says a dramatic rise in pay for Canadians in the top one per cent of incomes has been driven by the finance and business service...

Incomes Stagnated Even As Economy Grew: StatsCan

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Business

Canada’s economy expanded by 2 per cent in 2013, but new data from StatsCan shows wage earners saw virtually none of that reflected in their paycheq...

There Are Too Many Misperceptions About Inequality in Canada

Yanick Labrie | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Business
Yanick Labrie

There are many things to say about the varied causes and potential effects of inequality. But one oft-neglected question that's worth asking is: Do people generally have an accurate picture of the level of inequality that exists in their countries? The short answer, according to a recent paper from the Institute for the Study of Labor, is that they do not. In Misperceiving Inequality, researchers Vladimir Gimpelson and Daniel Treisman note, first of all, that only 29 per cent of respondents across 40 countries were able to identify which of five diagrams best characterized income distribution in their societies--which is not much more accurate than random chance.

Australia's One-Percenters Are Much Richer Than Canada's

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Business

Canada has among the world’s wealthiest one-percenters, but they don’t hold a candle to those in the U.S., Australia or Switzerland. You need t...

Eliminating Poverty Should Be a Priority for Ontario's Budget Makers

Sid Ryan | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Sid Ryan

As the Wynne Government prepares to release its next budget, voters are expecting to finally get a formal introduction to the Premier's plan for Ontario. But after years of public sector funding freezes, Ontarians are expecting more than just belt loosening: they want to see concrete investment in their collective future.

Toronto Becoming Canada's 'Inequality Capital': Report

CP | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — A new report suggests income inequality is growing faster in Toronto than other major Canadian cities. The report from the United Way ...

Why Toronto Is the Inequality Capital of Canada

Susan McIsaac | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Impact
Susan McIsaac

The story beneath these statistics and trends is even more worrisome. United Way surveyed almost 3,000 people in our city to ask how they feel about their current situation and prospects for the future. We found that 86 per cent of people say the gap between rich and poor is too big -- a consistent sentiment regardless of income, age, education, or background.

Health Gap Between Rich, Poor Teens Is Widening

CBC | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Business

The gap in physical and mental health between rich and poor teens has widened across North America and Europe, a Canadian researcher has found. McGi...

Target CEO Got As Much Severance As All Canadian Workers Combined

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada Business

An interesting talking point has seized the interwebs today: The amount of money Target has set aside to pay its Canadian staff is slightly less than ...

Canadians Would Like A Much More Equal Society: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians “vastly underestimate” the extent of wealth inequality in Canada, but would still like to see a much more equal society, according to re...

Canadian Workers Get Smaller Share Of Economic Pie Than U.S. Workers

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Business

Canadian wage earners take home less of the country’s total income than American wage earners do, according to new data from the International Labou...

Canada Urged To Change Tax System In Fight Against Inequality

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new research paper for the C.D. Howe Institute says Canada can help combat rising income inequality by taxing people separately for their p...

Ex-Clinton Secretary Warns Canada Following U.S.'s Inequality Path

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Business

Canada is “moving towards exactly the same degree of income and wealth inequality” as the United States, says a former cabinet secretary in the ad...

These Are Canada's Most Unequal Provinces

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Business

StatsCan’s new survey of top income taxfilers shows the country’s one-percenters are taking home slightly less of the national income pie than the...

Canada's Richest See Their Share Of The Pie Shrink .. A Little

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Business

Income in Canada grew slightly more equal in 2012, as the proportion taken home by the country’s top earners shrank, StatsCan says. But it’s ha...

Canada's Regional Inequality Among Worst In Developed World: OECD

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s regional disparity is among the widest in the developed world, but the gap between the richest and poorest regions has actually shrunk sinc...

When It Comes To Overpaid CEOs, Canada's Number Two

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Business

The gap between CEO earnings and workers’ pay is wider in Canada than almost anywhere else in the world, according to data from the AFL-CIO. The ...

This Is The Real Income Gap In Canada

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Age, not gender, is increasingly at the heart of income inequality in Canada, says a new study that warns economic growth and social stabilit...

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 ...