Child poverty rate has actually dropped by a third since 1986.
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Consumption inequality increased by a paltry 3.4 per cent from 1969 to 2009.
I wonder if the recent rise in the "trust gap" might have anything to do with the perception that governments are outrageously inefficient stewards of citizens' money?
Headlines in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and CBC all trotted out the cliché that the rich are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer, giving the impression of a doomsday-like wealth inequality gap. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.