Canada’s Failing Grade on Poverty and Income Inequality


According to a report from the Conference Board of Canada, Canada is failing in child poverty, income inequality, and gender equality. 

“Despite our overall “B” grade, comparatively high rates of poverty and a large gap in income levels can put stress on a society and on the economy. Rising poverty rates and greater income inequality can mean a weakening in labour force attachment and social cohesion,” said Daniel Muzyka, President and CEO of The Conference Board of Canada. 

You can read the full report here.


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