Appealing to the middle class has long been a favoured move by politicians. In the United States, 90 per cent of Americans self-identify as middle class; in Canada, with the election forthcoming, the middle class has proven a talking point for both the government (the finance minister believes middle class includes families with annual incomes as high as $120,000) and the opposition parties (Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has made much hay in trying to champion that demographic.) Our sister publication MoneySense has put together this long explainer to sort out who precisely is middle class in Canada, including an interactive Net Worth Calculator to compare yourself to other Canadians.

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