The following video (2009) presents Canada’s Growing Gap:
“The income gap between the rich and the rest of us grew, in good times and in bad. Learn more about it with this video.“
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) recently released a study, by CCPA Senior Economist David Macdonald, The Wealth Advantage: The Growing Wealth Gap Between Canada’s Affluent and the Middle Class.
This study (pdf) is available to download for FREE on the CCPA website at https://www.policyalternatives.ca/wealth-advantage .
For more information, please contact Kerri-Anne Finn, CCPA Senior Communications Officer, at 613-563-1341 x306.
Wealth advantage for Canada’s affluent starts at young age: study
June 25, 2015
OTTAWA—The wealth advantage for Canada’s affluent starts at a young age, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
The study, by CCPA Senior Economist David Macdonald, dives into 13 years of Statistics Canada data to track changes in wealth between Canada’s wealthiest families and those families in the middle of the wealth spectrum while adjusting for age. It is a study in contrasts: the wealth gap between Canada’s affluent and middle class is not only growing, the benefits for the most affluent start early in life. Breaking out wealth by age reveals much more extreme gaps than are visible when all ages are mixed together.