Time to explore new policies to narrow inequality gap, say Tyee readers

Income inequality in British Columbia is larger than the average across Canadian provinces, say Tyee readers.

In our latest Barometer poll, we asked: How do you think levels of income inequality in B.C. compare to levels in other Canadian provinces? 86 per cent of the 472 readers that completed the poll think that B.C. income inequality is above average. Only three per cent thinks the opposite, while 11 per cent think B.C. is about average.

Our readers are right. According to a report from B.C. Statistics released in 2012, B.C.’s income gap has been growing for 15 years to the point that British Columbia ranks second in income inequality among provinces, second only to Alberta.

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