Highlights / inequality

International, Society

‘Obscene’ inequality increasing in Canada, world, says Oxfam

Billionaires’ fortunes grew by 12 per cent last year while the wealth of the poorest in the world dropped, according to a report by the anti-poverty non-profit Oxfam. This is the fifth year that Oxfam raises the issue of inequality »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Wealth gap, ‘inequality crisis’ growing: Oxfam

Eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, according to a report by the anti-poverty group, Oxfam. In Canada, two people own the same wealth as the poorest 30 per cent of Canadians. David »

Health, Society

Canada’s young suffer increasing inequality: UNICEF

The gap between Canadian children at the bottom of society and those in the middle is so large that it puts Canada 26th out of 35 wealthy countries, according to a new report from UNICEF. ‘Growing inequality… in Canada’ “It’s »

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

62 people own half the world’s wealth: Oxfam

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, and inequality is deepening, according Oxfam, an international agency that fights poverty and injustice. A new report indicates one percent of the world’s population owns as much wealth as »