Falling Behind: Ontario’s Backslide into Widening Inequality, Growing Poverty and Cuts to Social Programs


Thirteen million of the most highly educated people in the world call Ontario home. Endowed with rich natural resources, vast tracts of farmland, quadrillions of litres of freshwater, the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield, and an industrial hub that stretches across its southern reaches; it is almost inconceivable that this province houses a generation of residents who are experiencing the largest increase in inequality in this province’s history. Yet the evidence is indisputable. Ontario is falling behind the rest of Canada in terms of growing poverty, increasing inequality and flagging financial support for vital public services. 

Publication date: 
Aug 2012
Natalie Mehra
Ontario Common Front
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