This week’s show is about Income inequality, an issue that has gained momentum in recent years. It was the focus of the massively popular Occupy movement, and it’s a buzz phrase that has ingrained itself in the consciousness of everyday Canadians. And yet, for many of us, the roots and complications of this issue remain an enigma. Where does it stem from? How does it impact today’s Canadian families and the way we live our lives? What are its implications for policy making? To answer these questions, we’ll be speaking with Keith Banting, Queen’s University’s Research Chair in Public Policy; John Myles, a senior fellow at University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy; and Sheila Block, Director of Economic Analysis at the Wellesley Institute.

Credits:
Show Producer: Rob Scherf
Host: Selena Zhang
Chase Producer: Katharine Campbell
Technical Producer: Stephanie Oakes
This week’s music:
Rebekah Higgs, “Shake It Off” http://rebekahhiggs.bandcamp.com/
Dusted, “Cut Them Free” http://totallydusted.bandcamp.com/
Gröenland, “Superhero” http://groenland.bandcamp.com/