Canada Income Inequality

Top CEOs To Earn Average Worker's 2017 Salary By Lunchtime

CP | David Paddon, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Business

An economist says the problem lies with how CEOs earn this money, and how they're taxed.

There Are Too Many Misperceptions About Inequality in Canada

Yanick Labrie | Posted 07.03.2016 | 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.

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.

Expert Says Income Inequality In Canada A Political Time Bomb

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's top-paid CEOs saw their compensation climb at double the rate of the average Canadian between the depths of the recession and 2013, ...

We're Too Busy Making Money

Louise Wallace | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Louise Wallace

Income disparity also means that working and living in the same place is a luxury few of us can afford -- not just in third world countries, but in small Canadian rural communities as well. Ironically, our stronger economy is also leading to a weaker society. We can't be there for one another as much as we once were. We're too busy making money.

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...

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...

Taxing The Rich Not Bad For Economy: IMF Paper

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new paper by researchers at the International Monetary Fund appears to debunk a tenet of conservative economic ideology — that taxing 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...

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.

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...

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 ...

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' | 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...

Rachel Mendleson

Who The One Per Cent Really Are | 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 | 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...

Angelina Chapin

How Your Social Status Changes You At The Genetic Level | Angelina Chapin | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada Business

George looks across the street at the cafe where a cup of java costs $2.75. For that price, he could buy three days’ worth of coffee from the conven...

Rachel Mendleson

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

Rachel Mendleson

On Inequality, Montreal Doesn't Hold A Candle To Toronto, Vancouver | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 04.12.2012 | Canada Business

Montreal has seen its middle class neighbourhoods shrink as industrial jobs disappear, but economic segregation is worsening at a slower pace than in ...