The Canada We Want in 2020 Speaker Series: Equality of opportunity – a Canadian dream?

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The idea that all citizens should have an equal chance to succeed in life, regardless of where they start, is fundamental to liberal societies and emblematic of the American – and Canadian – dream.

In our second panel on income inequality we explored the idea of economic mobility, looking at why it is important, what its determinants are, and how it relates to equality of opportunity and outcome.

As inequality increases in Canada, our panel focused on the most effective public policy levers for preserving mobility and advancing equality of opportunity.

In so doing, we examined Canada in an international context, looking at why and how our response to inequality differs from that in the US and other countries, and asking what we can learn from others.

Featured Participants

  • Carolyn Acker
  • Diana Carney
    Director of Strategy and Engagement, IPPR Bio
  • Miles Corak
    University of Ottawa Bio
  • Ron Haskins
  • Zanny Minton Beddoes

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