Governments need to find better ways to confront income inequality, says Dominic Barton.

Dominic Barton,the head of the government’s economic growth advisory council says Canada must rethink skills training as automation will be eliminating jobs leading to income inequality.

He said some 40 per cent of existing Canadian jobs will disappear over the coming decade as technology automates their work that could widen the gulf between rich and poor as those Canadians who aren’t on the leading edge of technological change are left behind.

Canadian government has to figure out what to do with older workers whose skills are no longer sought after, he says.

Barton warned that If universities and governments don’t find ways to help workers upgrade their skills regularly so that they remain relevant, the longstanding social contract with Canadians could fall apart.