Editor's Update: The Globe and Mail has published an editorial on the government spending taxpayers' money on income splitting ads. We've had lots of comments and support since we raised the issue earlier this month. There's no question - it has raised the ire of many Canadians.
It is the time-worn story of the rich getting ever richer while the poor become even poorer. This is a global crisis with a devastating impact. Inequality is denying populations across the developed and developing world access to the services required to meet their basic needs. This is troubling news not just for human rights now, but also for our collective future. Without adequate financing, we cannot achieve our long-term development goals or being to face issues such as climate change.