Poverty and Inequality

— Aug 18, 2020
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A Critical Assessment of Canada’s Official Poverty Line

A Critical Assessment of Canada’s Official Poverty Line finds that due to the federal government’s newly established official poverty line, some Canadian families earning more than $60,000 annually are now considered impoverished. Drawing the poverty line above families and individuals with near middle-class incomes will do nothing to help eliminate genuine deprivation in Canada.

— Dec 19, 2019
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Generosity in Canada and the United States: The 2019 Generosity Index

Generosity in Canada and the United States: The 2019 Generosity Index finds that the amount of money Canadians donate to registered charities—as a share of their income—has hit a 20-year low, and Canadians remain far less generous than Americans. According to the index, Utah remains the most generous of all 64 jurisdictions in North America, and Manitoba is again the most generous Canadian province or territory, but still only ranks 44th out of 64. Of the bottom-15 least generous jurisdictions in North America, 12 are Canadian.

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