Canadian economy

Mar 26, 2014
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Wealth inequality in Canada: Time to mind the gap!

Rick Goldman
As the middle class fight to stay afloat are the poor sinking? Are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer? Canada should be doing more to fight wealth inequality.
Feb 27, 2014
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Wealth inequality: Going from bad to (net) worth

David Macdonald
If income inequality -- where the top 20 per cent of families get 43 per cent of the income -- is concerning, then wealth inequality should be downright shocking.
Feb 24, 2014

Why the minimum wage debate isn't going to go away

Armine Yalnizyan
There is a good reason why the minimum wage has fired up so much debate lately. It has to do with how a "trickle-away" recovery has dogged so many advanced economies since the 2008 global crisis hit.
Feb 24, 2014

Bad math: Why Budget 2014 fails to add up for women

Armine Yalnizyan
Kate McInturff
I know the difference between monopoly money and what's in my wallet. Not so Federal Budget 2014 -- at least not when it comes to public spending to improve the lives of women.
Feb 19, 2014
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The economics and politics of income-splitting

Armine Yalnizyan
You could hear the sound of jaws dropping across the nation last week when Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, in response to a question from a journalist, cast doubt on the idea of income-splitting.
Feb 12, 2014
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Missing in action: Federal budget 2014

Toby Sanger
Using more of their doublespeak, the Harper government calls the 2014 federal budget "The Road to Balance: Creating Jobs and Opportunities." Little could be further from the truth.


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