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Trudeau right to focus income distribution, but has failed to achieve productive economy

By David Crane       

The Trudeau government deserves some credit for measures that help the middle class, such as the Child Benefit, the expanded Canada Pension Plan, and more emphasis on training. But as the OECD points out, slow wage growth is the prime reason for stagnant middle-class incomes.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured April 10, 2019, after the Liberal caucus meeting on Parliament Hill. The Hill Times photographs Andrew Meade

TORONTO—If there is a central core to the Trudeau government’s promise to Canadians it is that it will improve lives of the middle class.

David Crane

David Crane is an award-winning journalist with special interests in the economics of globalization, innovation, sustainable development and social equity.
- crane@interlog.com


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