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How the public sector is fighting income inequality (and why it’s still not enough)

Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

The public sector’s impact on gender pay equity is very concentrated among middle- to middle-low income earners who were making around $20 an hour in 2023. At that income level, women in the public sector make roughly the same as men in both the public and private sectors, achieve pay equity. It’s a rare phenomenon… Also, the gender pay gap widens in both sectors at higher-income levels.

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Swelling CEO salaries highlight income inequality

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

The average worker received an average wage increase of three per cent in 2022 while prices rose by more than twice that amount… The financial disconnect between CEOs and the employees who work for them underscores broader issues of income inequality and affordability. We need quality research and robust debate on how to address income inequality and stagnating wages for those not privileged to work in the c-suites.

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Canadian CEO pay breaks all records, reflecting a new Gilded Age for Canada’s rich: report

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

In 2022, the average worker in Canada got an average pay raise of $1,800, or three per cent. But, prices went up by 6.8 per cent in 2022… This report proposes that governments address the rampant income inequality between the rich and the rest of us through four taxation measures that both disincentivize extreme CEO compensation and redistribute CEOs’ extreme income to Canadians on the lower end of the income spectrum.

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Time to hit the rich with a wealth tax

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

… in their budget last March, the Liberals proclaimed they were “ensuring the wealthiest Canadians pay their fair share,” as they brought in income tax changes that will raise another $525 million a year from high-income earners. But these changes will have little impact on the wealthiest Canadians, who are largely able to avoid income taxes. To tax the truly wealthy – and only them — a wealth tax is far more effective… A wealth tax would apply exclusively to those with net assets of more than $10 million…

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Alternative Federal Budget 2024 – Building Momentum: A budget for now and the future

Monday, August 28th, 2023

The AFB will tax extreme wealth by introducing a progressive wealth tax… restore the corporate income tax rate… to 20 per cent… [and] implement a windfall profits tax… Canadians really can have nice things – if we make our tax system more progressive and make smart investments in public services, income supports, and social and physical infrastructure.

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Black Canadians suffer racism in the justice system. Efforts are needed to address it.

Tuesday, June 27th, 2023

To be sure, the police aren’t alone in their disparate treatment of Black Canadians and other racial minorities. Police are, inevitably, singled out given their role on the front line of the justice system… racial bias is a systemic problem. And rectifying that will require not just apologies, but a concerted, thoroughgoing effort to eradicate the racism that threatens the very ideals animating and inspiring our system, and our society.

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Why this court ruling is a human-rights victory for international students

Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

By determining that unfair treatment based on permanent residency is a form of discrimination on the basis of citizenship, the Court of Appeal established human-rights protection for international students under the Code… international students should know that they are not alone in their fight against discrimination — and that “citizenship” may not be the insurmountable job-qualification criterion it used to be.

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Women in politics: To run or not to run?

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Research on women in politics has identified multiple obstacles that hinder women’s representation, with three factors emerging as the most prominent explanations… that voters might have gender bias… that women may not be interested to run as candidates… [or that] parties tend to choose men over women… the underrepresentation of women in politics is not due to a shortage of qualified women candidates or voter bias against women candidates.

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Canada’s Gender Pandemic Response: Did it Measure Up?

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

Canada introduced unprecedented relief measures in the early days of the pandemic to offset the huge losses resulting from necessary public health closures. Looking back, how did those measures stack up? Did they address the pandemic’s heavy toll on women and other marginalized communities? … The imperative now is to apply the lessons of COVID-19 in service of a more sustainable, resilient and gender-just future…

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How much progress have women made in the workplace? 46 facts to mark 46 years of International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

Average annual employment income of Canadian women: $39,900; Average annual employment income of Canadian men: $54,300; … Percentage of women in the House of Commons: 30; … Percentage of women in federal cabinet: 46; … Percentage of women in the Ontario cabinet: 26; … Number of economists Forbes magazine says are redefining everything: Five; Percentage of those economists who are women: 100

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