Governance takes a toll on its own inability to handle the incessant rise of migrants, and corruption being an inseparable part of developing countries makes inequality worse and even more difficult to erase, or to even consistently reduce. The thriving of inequality gives rise to constant indulgence in crimes by the poor, resulting into law and order issues, and more stress on the already incapable city council and city police departments (Knoll, Stefanie). This becomes a vicious cycle which does not understand law and its enforcement. The below chart shows how Canada is battling with the issue of rising inequality in its cities. The rich are getting richer, and almost all other classes are gradually declining in their earnings. This is a bad sign for the country and may result into unexpected consequences like crime, breach of law, corruption, and a large divide in society. Ontario’s decline in per capita household disposable income by almost 20% and going below the national average is the main reason for Canadian economy’s stagnation.
The recent drive for Ontario’s specific focus on innovation drive, reforming its regulations, supporting business growth with employment assistance, and investing almost $400 million in skill development of its workers are target moves to give a push to its economy (“Business Growth Initiative”). This may push the competitiveness of its economy if the intent and actions are aligned with a consistent focus on the desired objectives. However, considering Canada’s interdependency on major markets like the US and Europe, any fluctuations in these international markets will assuredly enforce an undesired amendment in Ontario’s investment plans. Ontario has not been able to identify its core competency, like every city across the world has a specific competency with which it builds its primary infrastructure and accumulates financial funds for overall development. May it be food, food production, technology, engineering, or any other broad-base sector like energy and consumer goods, Ontario will not grow unless it identifies and capitalise on its internal strength that may be marketed worldwide with superior margins.