Rising inequality an urban phenomenon

Rising inequality is not just pervasive in our cities – it’s almost exclusive to our four largest cities. Francis Fong, CPA Canada’s chief economist, explains this phenomenon in an article for Policy Options magazine.

The federal government sees income inequality as a growing concern. Indeed, our research shows that rising inequality is actually an urban phenomenon, primarily affecting our largest cities. This is a serious issue, given that four out of five Canadians live in urban areas. Yet it’s not clear that our policy conversations recognize that inequality is unvenly experienced across the country.

Francis Fong, CPA Canada’s chief economist, explains the research behind this issue and suggests ways governments could think about inequality in this article for Policy Options magazine.