Canada Middle Class

Canada's Middle Class Shouldn't Celebrate

Ralph Goodale | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

The New York Times reported that the Canadian middle class is now richer than America's. Given a decade of such U.S. stagnation, it's little wonder that the income gap between previously affluent middle-class Americans and their counterparts in other countries, like Canada, has narrowed. But there's not a lot of satisfaction to be found in our "catching up" mostly because our southern neighbours have fallen back. Celebrating such relative positioning is a bit hollow.

Having the Richest Middle Class Isn't a Good Thing For Canada

J.J. McCullough | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

For years, Canada's politicians have wondered who the middle class are and what do they want. This week, we add a fresh question -- are they satisfied with being number one? So now it's our middle class that "appears to be the richest," in the satisfied words of the Globe and Mail. Yet regardless of how sustainable it may be in the long term, having the richest middle class in the world could still prove deeply disruptive for Canada's increasingly middle class-centric political debate -- which exists in no term but the short.

JT Meets A Question He Doesn't Like

Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada Politics

Justin Trudeau didn't exactly jump at a recent opportunity to talk about one of his favourite topics. During Wednesday's visit to a downtown Toront...

Middle-Class Dreams A 'Myth More Than A Reality': Report

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's middle-class is mortgaging its future to stay afloat, making the Canadian dream "a myth more than a reality."That's the blunt assess...

Will Canada Take Advantage of the Chinese Effect?

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 09.21.2013 | Canada
Daniel D. Veniez

As prosperity spreads and its economy grows there's another 600 million people in China striving to reach middle class status. While this undoubtedly creates challenges for Chinese policy makers, it represents a tremendous economic opportunity for North America, a highly favored destination for Chinese investors.

Middle-Class Struggle: How Canada, U.S. Compare

CBC | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Business

Nik Nanos digs beneath the numbers with CBC New Networks' Power & Politics host Evan Solomon to get to the political, economic and social forces t...

Toronto's Cabbagetown A Striking Symbol Of Disappearing Middle Class

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniela Costa | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada Business

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