One of the key advantages of a Basic Income is that it tackles poverty and economic exclusion which are outcomes of systemic (and sometimes blatant) racism and colonialism. A Basic Income program should be given the green light immediately by the Federal Government as one step in eliminating these evils in Canada. Basic Income is also a logical element in creating an economic recovery plan and building a more inclusive Canadian society, as we transition out of the pandemic.
We abandon desperate people at society's peril
There have always been two Canada's. In this reckoning on racism, both must stand together for Indigenous people now
Martin Luther King's Economic Dream: A Guaranteed Income for All Americans
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Universal Basic Income, Work, & Human Value
(August 16, 1967)