The divide between the rich and the poor is getting wider in Hamilton.
The city’s Social Planning and Research Council says Hamilton’s top one per cent make over $400-thousand a year on average.
For the rest of the population, it’s about $31-thousand.
Social Planner Sara Mayo says that disparity is damaging our economy and hurting low income residents.
She suggests progressive taxes, better income supports, and a higher minimum wage would help bridge the gap.
This report forms the basis of an open house tonight at the Lincoln Alexander Centre called “The Rich… and the Rest of Us.”
CLICK HERE to see the full report.