Wealth Inequality: Going from bad to (net) worth

Yesterday, Statistics Canada released its?2012 wealth survey?(Survey of Financial Security).?Two previous wealth surveys were published in 2005 and 1999 with a similar methodology. We often talk about income inequality, which examines what middle class and rich Canadians make in a year. However, wealth inequality examines middle class and rich Canadians’…
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Alternative Federal Budget 2014: Striking a better balance

The following remarks are excerpted from the 2014 Alternative Federal Budget press conference, featuring Armine Yalnizyan, David Macdonald and Bruce Campbell (February 5th, Parliament Hill). This year is our 19th Alternative Federal Budget (AFB). From the beginning, we’ve developed a rigorous economic and fiscal framework for our Budget; and we…
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What the feds should be focusing on

I was asked on Tuesday to present to the federal Finance Committee and comment on the government’s latest budget. I thought I’d share my remarks?with readers: I’d like to thank the committee for their invitation on this important and ongoing issue of “fiscal sustainability and economic growth” in Canada.? It…
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