More social inequality is getting more common and worse in Canada than ever before, according to a new study by the social justice charity Equality Now.
The report finds that social inequalities in Canada are now as bad as they’ve ever been.
The study comes as Ontario, with the most people of colour, is struggling to deal with a crisis of homelessness.
“I would say it’s the biggest challenge we have facing our country today,” said the report’s author, Jane Fleming, in an interview with CBC News.
“It’s got to be the biggest threat facing our society right now.”
The Equality Now study, titled Social Capital in Canada: A New Survey, is based on a survey conducted in 2016 by the University of Toronto and the Angus Reid Institute, which uses data from more than 3,600 Canadians aged 15 and older.
The report says that social inequality has become the most pronounced problem facing Canadian society.
It found that the gap between the top 1 per cent and the rest of the population is at least five times larger than in other developed countries.
It also found that social inequity has increased since the mid-2000s, when inequality was just starting to pick up in the developed world.
“It has gotten worse,” said Fleming.
“We’re at the point where it’s as bad or worse than in the mid-’90s.
It’s a very stark picture.”
Social inequality in the U.S. has also increased in recent years, with people of color and immigrants living in the richest parts of the country.
The gap between rich and poor has also grown, as have social mobility.
While the report doesn’t directly link the rise in social inequality to the current economic crisis, the study suggests that the trend could be connected to a change in political economy, as well.In the U