Reading the National Council of Welfare Poverty Profile

Posted on September 10, 2006. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Over the last 20 years, incomes for poor Canadians increased by 4%.  Incomes for rich Canadians increased by 14%.  In other words, average income after tax for the poorest 20 percent of the population went from $11,500 to $12,000 between 1980 and 2003.  Average income for the richest 20 percent went from $92,500 to $105,800. 

Incomes in Canada for the past decades


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