Household stats give jolt to great Canadian dream

The numbers also give Canadians a better picture of the famed “1 per cent,” whose wealth turned into a protest chant during the widespread “Occupy” demonstrations a couple of years ago. The richest 10 per cent of Canadians make more than $80,400 in individual income, the survey shows. But the wealthiest 1 per cent — about 272,600 people in total — make more than $191,100. These one percenters, according to the census, are mainly white, married men between the ages of 45 and 54, born in the shadow of the postwar boom years that spawned the great Canadian dream.

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