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Headshot of Campbell Clark for logos of Ottawa bureau staff. June 18, 2010.
Headshot of Campbell Clark for logos of Ottawa bureau staff. June 18, 2010.
(Brigitte Bouvier for The Globe and Mail/Brigitte Bouvier for The Globe and Mail)

Just how well Canada’s middle class is doing is a matter of perspective

In the battle for the votes of the middle class, Stephen Harper has just heard what he wants to hear: Canada’s middle-income earners make more than those in the United States.

The New York Times’s new website, the Upshot, broke the bad news to Americans Tuesday that their middle class is no longer the wealthiest in the world: Canada’s has caught up.