Andy Blatchford / The Canadian Press
OTTAWA -- The Canadian labour market capped off 2014 by losing 4,300 net jobs in December, a slight dip from the previous month that left the unemployment rate locked at 6.6 per cent, Statistics Canada said Friday.
David Parkinson / The Globe and Mail
Canada’s employment count ended 2014 with back-to-back monthly declines, but beneath the surface of the stalled job numbers is evidence of an improving quality in the country’s labour market.
Tim Harper / The Toronto Star
New Democrats turned to Tom Mulcair because they could see power finally visible over the next hill. He was the man who could take them there.
David Foot and Daniel Stoffman / The Globe and Mail
It’s rare for a book on economics to become a bestseller. It’s even rarer for a book by a hitherto unknown economist to reset the discussion among economists and policy-makers over a vitally important economic issue. But that’s what French economist Thomas Piketty did with the publication earlier this year of his 700-page tome, Capital in the Twenty-first Century.
Daniel Tencer / Huffington Post Canada
Canadians “vastly underestimate” the extent of wealth inequality in Canada, but would still like to see a much more equal society, according to research carried out for the left-leaning Broadbent Institute.
Kate Robertson / NOW Magazine
A new video by the Broadbent Institute shows that Canadians would be surprised at how big the gap really is between the rich and poor in this country.
Sara Mojtehedzadeh / The Toronto Star
Canadians drastically underestimate the country’s wealth gap but still show broad support for policies such as higher income taxes to address the problem, according to new research by an Ottawa-based think tank.
David Akin / QMI
OTTAWA — They're richer than we think.
A new poll from the progressive think-tank The Broadbent Institute concludes that Canadians do not have an accurate picture of the difference between the amount of wealth controlled by the country's richest people and the amount controlled by the poorest.
Animated video shows what people think gap is compared to the ideal and actual wealth distributions
OTTAWA—Canadians vastly underestimate the wealth gap in Canada and want a much more balanced distribution. This is the key finding in the first-ever survey to ask Canadians what they think the wealth distribution is and what they think the ideal should be.
Jeremy J. Nuttall, The Tyee
Canadians are unaware of the size of the growing wealth gap in the country, a new report from the Broadbent Institute says.