Income inequality: Where economics and social justice collide

Osgoode Professional Development Centre
1 Dundas street W ROOM C
M5G 1Z3 Toronto , ON
Event date: 
16 Jun 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


The session will address such questions as:

  • Is income inequality the historical norm or is it something that comes and goes, driven by events and changing economic trends such as globalization? Is it an inherent outcome of free market capitalism? 
  • What is inevitable and what can be changed?
    Is the problem income inequality, poverty – or both? 
  • What measures/indicators do we use and are they measuring what we think they are? 
  • Can public policy narrow the inequality gap? What are the best levers? 
  • Can one country act effectively or must there be coordinated action? 
  • Do Canadians care about income inequality or is it, as some have argued, an academic preoccupation?

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ECE is prudent economic development: An economic argument for quality early learning and care in Newfoundland and Labrador

175 Signal Hill Rd
St. John's , NL
Event date: 
10 Apr 2014 - 8:30am to 2:00pm

The second in a free series on Early Child Education in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Craig Alexander, Senior Vice-President & Chief Economist with the TD Bank

Craig manages a large team of economists that support all of the divisions and clients of TD - the second largest bank in Canada and the eighth largest bank in the United States. Craig has 15 years of experience in the private sector as an economic and financial forecaster. He is also a regular commentator on public policy, including quality early child education. Craig is passionate about the importance of investing in early child education as prudent public policy, as well as long-term economic development.

Pierre Fortin, Professor of Economics at Université du Québec à Montréal & Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Pierre is a well-known economist in academic, political and media circles and with the public in general. His research on the economic benefits of Quebec's investment in Early Child Education is internationally recognized. Pierre argues that, not only will ECE more than pay for itself; planned correctly, the benefits of full-time, publicly-supported learning and care programs begin immediately and the payoffs are more far-reaching than speculated.

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Robyn LeGrow
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