Denying Inequality is a problem in Canada won't make it go away

In a recent article, Iglika Ivanova, an economist for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives points out that income inequality continues to be a pressing issue for Canadians.

Even though there was a small decline in income inequality in recent years, she observes that "Canada’s top one per cent are taking home a much higher share of the income pie today than they did in the early 1980s (45 per cent higher, to be exact)." She also notes that "the social programs that have kept inequality lower in Canada than in the U.S. are being eroded as tax cuts have undermined our government’s ability to act in the public interest."