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January 29, 2018

The richest 1 per cent got 87 per cent of the increase in wealth last year. The poorest 50 per cent got nothing.

December 18, 2017

"The growing body of credible evidence about income inequality is indisputable. But  there is also a growing consensus among economists that inequality is not inevitable. It can be stopped if countries legislate progressive income taxes, and by aggressively investigating and stopping tax cheaters and tax avoiders." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.

August 15, 2017

The richest 10 per cent of families earn 190 per cent of the average of Ontario families’ earnings. — CCPA report

January 10, 2017

“Protecting the safety and well-being of Canadians should come ahead of enabling well-heeled individuals and companies to avoid paying their share of the tax bill." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

November 20, 2015

"Income levels have a direct impact on the health of Canadians, and it's costing us dearly." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

October 26, 2015

“When the richest 1% own over half the world’s wealth, it should end any debate about whether income inequality is a problem." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

February 26, 2015

"We pay a huge price for those tax cuts through things like user fees, longer wait times in hospitals and higher college or university tuition for our children.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

January 20, 2015

New report from Oxfam shines brighter light on where global wealth is concentrated and who controls it.