Income Inequality

Broadbent Institute Tax Index

Accelerated by the pandemic, Canada’s income gap is at an all-time high. So, it's time to take stock of who's not paying their fair share. From tax dodging and loopholes, to historically declining tax rates for the most wealthy, Canada is losing tens of billions of dollars in revenue every year.



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