Gap between rich, poor growing

Study confirms what many Canadians believe – there’s a growing inequality and polarization when it comes to family incomes
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/09/2007

Despite putting in more time at work, a majority of Canadian families are getting a smaller share of Canada’s growing economy. In fact, 80 per cent of families raising children under the age of 18 are losing out because most of the country’s prosperity is going to the richest 10 per cent of families.

“When we look at the whole continuum of Canadian family incomes, we see a dynamic that is bigger than individual luck or success, lack of training, or effort or motivation. We see how Canadian families are all engaged and interrelated in an economic system that is failing the majority while disproportionately benefiting a select few,” states

The Rich and the Rest of Us: The Changing Face of Canada’s Growing Gap