What are the causes, costs and possible solutions for income inequality in British Columbia, by some measures the worst province for inequality in Canada? Tyee Legislative Bureau Chief Andrew MacLeod spent two months researching those questions to produce this multi-part series funded by the Tyee Solutions Society in collaboration with Tides Canada Initiatives (TCI).
In This Series
In province where inequality keeps outstripping Canada as a whole, 'a growing disconnect.' First in a series on Super Unequal BC.
By the numbers. Part of a series on Super Unequal BC.
Jimmy Pattison 'just doesn't talk about that kind of thing.' This year his wealth grew by $1.25 billion. Third in a series on inequality solutions.
Why Paul Summerville begs to differ with his business friends (as does The Economist). Fourth in a series.
While owners sit on wealth, many struggle to find homes they can afford. Fifth in a series.
Governments cut seniors' poverty but failed to support young, says UBC prof. Latest in Super Unequal BC series.
Visions of new currencies, new values, a new commons. Latest in series 'Super Unequal BC.'
Steps to raise the poor and strengthen the middle in BC, and Canada, too. Latest in a series.
Seven ways to de-concentrate wealth. And so it can happen, four ways to change how we elect. Latest in a series.
Avoiding collapse requires planned positive change. Last in series Super Unequal BC.