Speaking at an event in Burlington, Ont., on Monday, Liberal Senator Art Eggleton warned the audience about the growing level of income inequality in Canada.
“I think our future level of prosperity depends on us addressing our current level of poverty,” he said. And who would disagree? Most people would prefer not to live in a society where people suffer in poverty. But, he continued, “I think in the income inequality context we are able to reach out to a much larger part of the population, who see the unfairness in the way we are going and the danger in the way we are going, both to our social fabric and the vigour of our economy.”