A lack of inheritance tax is partly to blame, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives argues.
"This is not a report about the rich and the poor. It's about the super-rich and the rest of us."
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.
"Severe income disparity" is the most likely risk facing business and political leaders according to the World Economic Forum's Global Risk 2012 Report. This finding really caught me by surprise. So while the Occupy movement isn't anywhere on the agenda, here at Davos, its impact has been very much felt.
OTTAWA - The richest of the rich have gained more ground in Canada, and are now making 189 times the average Canadian wage
TORONTO - The income disparity that has prompted thousands of people to "Occupy Wall Street" in the U.S. is less of an issue
OTTAWA - A new study says Canada is rapidly catching up to the United States as a country divided between haves and have