YorkU study reveals Canadians worried about income gap

February 10, 2014

A York University and Toronto Star study reveals that 80% of Canadians think that the national income gap is growing, and that 70% think this has made Canada a less fair society. When asked for reasons for the income gap, 69% of those surveyed cited fewer jobs at a decent wage available, 58% identified the loss of jobs to countries that pay lower wages, 65% cited increasing salaries of business leaders, and 41% cited changes to government programs such as employment insurance and old age security. YorkU’s Institute for Social Research asked 1898 Canadians from all provinces about their opinions on various aspects of income distribution via a telephone survey. YorkU News Release