From 1995 to 2005, the gap between rich and poor has widened. Until 1995, for the previous ten years the gap had been narrowing in Canada. In 1995, the Conservative party was elected in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province and the centre of its financial industry, with a platform of tax cuts for those with incomes and welfare cuts for those without. The Conservatives gained a majority, which enabled them to proceed swiftly to implement their platform. They cut welfare by 20%, making many people choose between food and housing. But, of course, without an address, you can’t get welfare anyway.
Coincidence? I think not.