Poverty and Inequality

— Dec 15, 2020
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Generosity in Canada and the United States: The 2020 Generosity Index

Generosity in Canada and the United States: The 2020 Generosity Index finds that the total amount donated to registered charities by Canadians in 2018—just 0.54 per cent of their income—is the second lowest amount since at least 2000. By comparison, American tax-filers donated 1.97 per cent of their income to registered charities in 2018—nearly four times the percentage Canadians claimed.

— Oct 15, 2020
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Does Canada Need a Wealth Tax?

Does Canada Need a Wealth Tax? is a new study that finds not only will implementing a wealth tax reduce Canada’s economic growth and recovery post-COVID, but that it is unnecessary as the wealth inequality gap is shrinking in Canada. A wealth tax in Canada would constrain economic growth by discouraging savings and investment, especially when wealth taxes are layered on top of existing taxes.

— 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.

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