You Oughta Know: Canada's Income Gap

The Richest 20% vs the Poorest 20%

The income gap between the rich and the rest of us has worsened over the past generation. In 2009, during the dark days of Canada's recession, the richest 20% of Canadians took home a whopping 44.2% of total after-tax income -- in stark contrast to the poorest 20% whose after-tax income share was only 4.9%.

What did the gap look like in your province? This You Oughta Know slideshow tells the story.  If you can't view the slideshow below, click here to view the images on Flickr.

You Oughta Know: Income shares

July 13, 2011
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