Growing Gap Updates

On Monday, we released our annual report on CEO pay in Canada. The review finds that the gap between the earnings of executives and the rest of the population is growing stubbornly, with the country’...
January 6, 2016 | National Office
How Much Income Tax Could Canada’s Top 1% Pay?, by internationally respected CCPA Research Associate Lars Osberg, shows Canada’s richest now pay a lower tax rate than in the 1990s even though their...
October 28, 2015 | National Office
Seizing on the first federal election in recent history where income inequality is a hot button issue, the CCPA has launched a platform to reduce the gap. The Good for Canada platform highlights the...
August 28, 2015 | National Office
Families in Canada deserve affordable child care, but costs vary widely across Canada. Many Canadians don’t know that Quebec has the least expensive child care in the country at $7.30/day. Quebec’s...
April 15, 2015 | National Office
When it comes to growing income inequality and a squeezed middle class, it's often said that Canada has it better than the US. That doesn't mean we aren't faced by troubling trends here. Whose job is...
December 4, 2014 | National Office
Is Ontario's middle class among the richest in the world, as the New York Times would have us believe, or is it struggling to stay afloat, as per the rhetoric of many a provincial politician? Steve...
May 22, 2014 | Ontario Office
  April 16, 2014 marks Equal Pay Day in Ontario. It falls on this day because a woman, on average, would have to work all last year, plus all working days up until April 16 of the current year just...
April 16, 2014 | Ontario Office
In case you missed it, last week CBC Radio’s The Current ran a special episode on minimum wage, which was packed with great, though heart-wrenching stories and interviews. The special, Minimum Wage...
January 20, 2014 | National Office
Two candidates in an upcoming federal by-election have made income inequality the main topic in Toronto-Centre. The CCPA's Growing Gap team created a short primer on income inequality that includes...
November 18, 2013 | National Office, Ontario Office
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan has written a new blog post on why five years after the global economic crisis, inequality has become an inescapable political and economic issue, in Canada as...
September 19, 2013 |
A new study, released by the CCPA and Save the Children Canada, finds that 40% of Indigenous children in Canada are living in poverty. The report, authored by CCPA Senior Economist David Macdonald...
June 20, 2013 | National Office
Thursday evening at the Canadian War Museum, in a debate presented by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and moderated by historian Jack Granatstein, CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan and economist...
May 12, 2013 | National Office
"Inequality is accelerating – and with it, the fragility of our economy." The latest column by Frances Russell, Tax cuts a race to the bottom, connects the dots between worsening income inequality in...
May 9, 2013 |
CCPA Senior Economist Armine Yalnizyan was among the witnesses who testified to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance as part of the committee’s ongoing study of income inequality....
May 6, 2013 | National Office
The coming weeks will see women and men graduating in nearly equal numbers from schools across Canada. By the time those women and men reach their 30s, they will see the gap between their incomes and...
April 24, 2013 | National Office