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Disappearing middle class ‘defining issue of our time’

By Ally Foster      

The federal government needs to prioritize a plan for income inequality in Canada, say experts.

Hill Times Events hosted a panel discussion on a disappearing middle class on Jan. 26. Panelists included David Crane, Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva, France St-Hilaire and Andrew Jackson. It was moderated by Hill Times Publishing's Jim Creskey, centre. Twitter photograph

Several years ago, many critics told Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva and his team of researchers at Oxfam International that they were foolishly mistaken when they predicted that by the end of 2016, the richest one per cent of the world’s population would control more than half of worldwide wealth.

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