Income Inequality Canada

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.

The Fact Missing From Income Inequality Talk

Charles Lammam | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Business
Charles Lammam

Given the debate over the past few years about income inequality and the fact that many people do not consider how the income of individuals change over time, a new study, "Measuring Income Mobility in Canada" recently published by the Fraser Institute, provides fresh evidence on how the incomes of Canadians change over the course of their lives. While we welcome thoughtful criticisms of our methods and analysis, a recent blog penned by Professor Michale Wolfson of the University of Ottawa does a disservice to the discussion when he suggests the results are misleading and the analysis was done unfairly without adequate justification.

Rachel Mendleson

Ed Broadbent Wants To Give Tories 'A Good Shake'

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Business

Ed Broadbent has a novel idea for convincing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other Conservative politicians to care about income inequality. “I...

Government Intervention Can Soften Inequality: Study

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Government matters — a lot — when it comes to income inequality, a new study suggests.Researchers at the Ottawa-based Centre for the Stud...

Why It Will Soon Be Much Harder To Find About Canadian Income Inequality

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.25.2012 | Canada Business

Just as Canadians are expressing concern about the country’s income gap in seemingly unprecedented numbers, our ability to find out what’s happeni...

Althia Raj

Time For Canada To Act On Gap Between Rich And Poor?

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 06.14.2012 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: Scott Brison's motion for a study on income inequality in Canada passed in the House of Commons on Wednesday. The motion was supported by oppo...

Rachel Mendleson

Who The One Per Cent Really Are

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Canada Business

In the months since the Occupy movement first popularized the rallying cry of the "99 per cent," top income earners have often been characterized as a...

Canada's Wage Gap: Just How Bad Is It?

The Huffington Post Canada | Jeff Fraser | Posted 05.28.2012 | Canada Business

This feature was produced by Jeff Fraser, a student in Ryerson University's School of Journalism, in partnership with The Huffington Post Canada. I...

Income Inequality Visualized

The Huffington Post Canada | Jeff Fraser | Posted 05.27.2012 | Canada Business

This feature was produced by Jeff Fraser, a student in Ryerson University's School of Journalism, in partnership with The Huffington Post Canada. S...

Rachel Mendleson

Canada Faces Crises As Wage Gap Grows: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 05.22.2012 | Canada Business

Income inequality is set to widen in Canada in the coming years, a trend that will lead to greater instability and could trigger future financial cris...

Rachel Mendleson

Tax The Rich? Taxes Aren’t The Problem, Inequality Guru Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Business

Raising taxes on the rich is often touted as an effective way to narrow Canada’s growing income gap. But according to one of the world’s most pree...

Canada Risks Becoming More Violent, Anti-Social: Inequality Expert

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.04.2012 | Canada Business

Canada risks becoming a more violent and anti-social place if it allows income inequality to worsen, one of the world’s leading experts on the subje...

Sunday Roundup: A Big Week for the Personal AND Political

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 06.14.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

While Rick Santorum was dropping out of the GOP political race for personal reasons, and Hilary Rosen was making personal attacks on Anne Romney for political reasons, AOL/HuffingtonPost office politics became big personal news (at least for those of us working here): Microsoft agreed to buy $1.06 billion worth of AOL patents. (Yes, Dr. Evil, that's one. billion. dollars -- or $999,440,106.20 CDN).I can't claim any insider information as to what this means to AOL/Huffpost in general, or AOL/Huffpost Canada in specific. At minimum, I'm hoping for a new stapler.

Rachel Mendleson

Left-Wing Or Right, Canadians Agree This Is A Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 04.10.2012 | Canada Business

The vast majority of Canadians are concerned about the growing gap between rich and poor, and are willing to pay higher taxes to fight it, a new poll ...

Globalization, Tech To Blame For Income Gap: Bank Of Canada Deputy

CP | Posted 03.12.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA -- The Bank of Canada's second in command says globalization, along with technological change, has been a major driver of rising inequality wit...

Will Tuition Hikes Widen Canada’s Wage Gap?

The Huffington Post Canada | Miles Kenyon and Sarah Mateshaytis, with Jane Caulfield | Posted 03.03.2012 | Canada Business

This feature was produced by Miles Kenyon and Sarah Mateshaytis, with Jane Caulfied, students in the School of Journalism at the University of King's ...

Rachel Mendleson

Everyone Talks About The Income Gap, But This Group Is Doing Something About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Business

It’s one thing to admit you have a problem, but quite another to endeavour to solve it. Such was the formidable challenge facing a panel of 44 ra...

Rachel Mendleson

Ottawa's Austerity Program May Widen Wage Gap, Study Suggests

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 02.02.2012 | Canada Business

As debate about income inequality mounts, a new study underscores how important public investment in social programs like education and health care is...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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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, ...