Canadians in low income number about five million. Such is the finding of the new income survey from Statistics Canada. Among the findings is that single people continue to emerge as prone to poverty.
Canadians are almost completely clueless, albeit in an aspirationaly positive way, about the level of inequality in their country.
Opinion | We are no longer a prosperous country
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Okay, let’s see if we got this straight. When black or Hispanic Americans prosper at the same level as Caucasian Americans income-wise and move to the suburbs they still live in poorer, shittier suburbs? Yikes.
Even when minorities do well in the suburbs, racial inequalities follow
Real Time Economics – Wall Street Journal blog
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Chicgao’s growing income donut
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A major indicator for child poverty is the number of charts made to describe it. Twenty-five years ago then NDP leader Ed Broadbent introduced a motion in Canada’s parliament to end child poverty. It passed unanimously. Right now, child poverty is up in Canada. Where did we go wrong? The economy is bigger than ever though we’ve had a stupid war or two and lots of neoconservatism since 1989. Here’s four more charts for us to ponder.
Child poverty is up in Canada even after vowing in 1989 to end it
Mr. Broadbent in 1989: