Wealth gap unfair and corrupt

Wealth gap unfair and corrupt

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Georgetown, Canada

#1 Feb 16, 2014
Wealth gap unfair and corrupt
Letter to the editor

A study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives published earlier this year shows that Canada’s 100 best-paid CEOs breezed through year 2012 with earnings near 271 times higher than the average Canadian worker —$7.96 million compared to $46,634.

I think there is no word to fully express my feelings towards this.

Some words, though, easily come to my mind to express the reasons behind such discrepancies — words that we would need to name and repeat if we wish to put an end to such an abuse.

They are: selfishness, contempt, cynicism, corruption, abuse and patronage.

And if we want to push deeper, they are: political parties financing, lobbying, propaganda, media concentration, diversion of democracy and lack of democracy.

I am sure Canadians do not only think this is unfair. An increasing number of them must also realize that only an equal sharing of powers — which would mean a real democracy — would lead us towards an equal wealth sharing.

Bruno Marquis
Gatineau, Quebec

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