So it turns out Canada's middle class haven't been doing so well.
That assessment is found in an internal government document prepared last fall by Employment and Social Development Canada. The report, pasted below, covers the period of 1993 to 2007. (The Liberals governed between October 1993 and January 2006, while the Conservatives governed from the beginning of 2006 through 2007).
Here's the federal government's own take, first released to Canadian Press under access to information. (For more analysis about income inequality, check out the Broadbent Institute's report Toward a More Equal Canada and the book Inequality and the Fading of Redistributive Politics, edited by Queen's University's Keith Banting and John Myles, a senior fellow at the University of Toronto's School of Public Policy and Governance.)