Poverty is taking its toll on the economy

The Globe and Mail has published an excellent article on Canada’s rising income gap and the its toll on families, communities and the economy as a whole. The OECD has warned that Canada faces runaway poverty if the income gap is not addressed through progressive taxation. Economists across the country are now suggesting that low income Canadians need tax-breaks and livable incomes and the result of this re-distribution of wealth will be a “trickle up.” Read article here.

The CCPA(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) has an ongoing project titled “Growing Gap.” Visit here to find out more.

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The Centre for Civic Governance works to support community leadership meeting today’s social and environmental challenges: climate change, Canada’s increasing equity gap, and shifting social trends. At the Centre for Civic Governance, our goal is to strengthen Canadian communities through sharing best practices, providing tools for locally elected leaders, and progressive policy analysis. We strive to provide knowledge and information to make real and positive social change.