Gap between rich and poor widens: study

Housing values help rich families get richer while the poor stay the same
||Last Updated: 01/05/2007

The gap between the nation's richest and poorest families widened between 1999 and 2005, in part because of gains in the value of housing, according to a new Statistics Canada study.

The study, based on results of the 1984

Assets and Debts Survey