May 30, 2012 – In a live webcast hosted by iPolitics, MLI’s Jason Clemens joins the debate on the implications of the income gap. The panel discussion includes Andrew Jackson, Senior Policy Advisor of the Broadbent Institute, and David Macdonald, Senior Economist of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The discussion is moderated by Peggy Taillon, President and CEO of the Canadian Council on Social Development. Watch the debate now at 10:30 am ET or view it anytime thereafter in the archived video section on iPolitics.ca. Description of debate below:
The Implications of the Income Gap
Canada’s income gap is growing, studies show and the Occupy movement has refocussed attention on the widening chasm between the country’s top earners and those making the least. Meanwhile, the House of Commons recently heard debates on Kings-Hants MP Scott Brison’s motion for the finance committee to study income inequality.
But what does that gap mean for policy makers? What challenges does it present for Canadian communities? Where would Brison’s study take us?
Today at 10:30 a.m., in the 17th edition of iPolitics’ in-depth discussions of public policy challenges, we look at the implications of the income gap with the help of people who know.