The CBC released a huge leak of information on tax havens received by the Washington, D.C.-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, a non-profit group that has shared the records with media outlets in 35 other countries. It is thought to be one of the biggest ever leaks of financial data.
The Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights (CFLR) released a new research report recently which shows that regressive labour laws in Canada have reduced unionization rates which in turn has led to increasing income inequality.
"There is a clear divergence over the years between Canadian union coverage and income inequality," the paper argues.
James Clancy, National President of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is urging the federal government to implement a Fairness Test to assess the impact the upcoming budget will have on the state of income inequality in Canada.
On January 8, 2013 over 500 concerned labour and community members met in Sudbury, Ontario to discuss the growing problem of income inequality across the country but also specfically in the Sudbury region.