Goldstein: Big spending hasn’t helped Indigenous Canadians, says new report – Toronto Sun

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Goldstein: Big spending hasn’t helped Indigenous Canadians, says new report – Toronto Sun

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 202123 Views

Jan 26, 2021

Billions of dollars in increased federal government spending has failed to improve the standard of living for Indigenous Canadians, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute.

Despite a four-fold increase in spending between 1981 and 2016, the gap between Indigenous Canadians and other Canadians based on the Community Well-Being Index, which uses census data to measure income, employment, housing and formal education every five years, has barely budged in 35 years

In 1981 the gap was 19.5 points, compared to 19.1 points in 2016.

Read More: https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/goldstein-big-spending-hasnt-helped-indigenous-canadians-says-new-report

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