There is much evidence indicating why a Basic Income is now urgently needed. This includes what it should be as well as the costs and benefits of minimizing income insecurity for all Canadians. However, implementing a national program will not be simple due to the diversity of Canadian society and the complexity of jurisdictional responsibilities as well as the plethora of existing social assistance programs at all levels of government.
How the program is designed, developed, tested and implemented will have definite impact on its acceptance and sustainability.
Joe Foster has been a long time advocate for a Basic income from the perspective of human rights, politics and economics and is presently the OBIN Coordinating Team Facilitator.
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