Poverty and Inequality

— Mar 11, 2021
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The Minimum Wage, Lost Jobs, And Poverty in Canada

The Minimum Wage, Lost Jobs, and Poverty in Canada finds that, despite claims to the contrary, minimum wage increases do little to lower poverty rates and can actually hurt the very people they’re supposed to help.

— 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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