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You couldn't have made it through 2012 without running into a story about income inequality. Chances are, it made you think about how you fit into the story. That's "entirely constructive," as Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney called the awakening triggered by the global Occupy movement.
A year later, some people think it's time you go back to sleep. A new debate is emerging in Canada: is inequality worth discussing at all? On the "no" side are four main arguments, all deeply flawed:
- Canada is not like the U.S.
- The growing gap is not growing in Canada anymore