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Karl Nerenberg | The new Trudeau government has already signalled a lot of its good intentions, such as respecting science; but it has also stumbled on its tax cut. What's wrong with pointing that out?
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Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government has bravely raised taxes on those in the $200K-plus bracket. But guess who gets most of the benefit.
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Karl Nerenberg | Justin Trudeau's team chose the route of generalities and platitudes in its Throne Speech. The exceptions are committing to the inquiry on missing Indigenous women and to ending first-past-the-post.
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David Macdonald | On Monday the Liberals released a portion of their platform for the upcoming federal election. While some ideas are good, things get weird when it comes to their proposed tax changes.
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Hennessy's Index | When asked, about half of Canadians self-identify as middle class. Hennessy's Index looks at appeal of middle-class economics at a time when 90 per cent of Canadians don't feel financially secure.
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Broadbent Institute | Is wealth inequality a problem in Canada? Short answer: yes.
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Kayle Hatt | It would be inaccurate to say that most of the benefits of the Conservatives' $30.4 billion in tax cuts went to the middle class, as it is now being spun on social media.
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Hennessy's Index | Only 47 per cent of Canadians self-identify as middle class today, down from almost 70 per cent in 2002. This month, Hennessy's Index breaks down the numbers behind Canada's middle-class angst.
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Patrick Clark | David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography, sat down with Patrick Clark to discuss the global economic crisis and need for alternatives.
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Trish Hennessy | This week Canada's nascent national debate about the problem of income inequality as it relates to the anxious middle class descended into ridiculous levels of un-Canadian gloating.
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Kayle Hatt | This week the New York Times published a study on U.S. income inequality and the middle class which reported that America's middle class is no longer the 'world's richest' -- Canada's middle class is.
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Trish Hennessy | With election fever mounting in Ontario, the political field is quickly crowding around the middle of the income spectrum. And unsurprisingly, low taxes are dominating the list of enticements.