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Original Post: August 27, 2015
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The average Canadian family now spends more money on taxes than on food, clothing and shelter, according to a report by the Fraser Institute.
Measuring income inequality is fraught with conceptual difficulties – starting with what to include.
For instance, when income is measured only by wages, salaries and proceeds from operating a small business, it will show high levels of inequality, which has jumped sharply since 1982, notes Jason Clemens, executive vice-president of the Fraser Institute, a Vancouver-based research group and co-author of a recent study on inequality. 542 more words
While top income earners have actually lost ground under the Conservatives, Canada is still significantly less egalitarian than it was during the early 1980s.