September 27, 2012 - 12:00 am
Income inequality has been getting worse in Canada. What’s driving this trend? What does it mean for Canada? For the future of generations to come? And what can we do about it? Trish Hennessy looks at almost 100 years of income inequality in Canada, from the heyday of the Roaring 20s, the massive outbreak of poverty during the Great Depression, the rise of the middle class post-war, to worsening income inequality today. She’ll look at implications if this trend continues as well as consider the possibility and the merits of a more equal society.