Canada once again may be missing a historic opportunity. The COVID-19 pandemic is a flashpoint, a situation that begs for a basic income to address the cracks through which millions of Canadians continue to fall through. And yes, protect those workers who have recently lost their employment and household income.Read more
When the federal government unveiled its plan to provide Canadians whose employment has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with a monthly income of $2,000, members of P.E.I.'s Working Group for a Livable Income saw something that looked a lot like what they and others have been trying to bring to P.E.I. for years: a basic guaranteed income.Read more
THESE days no one should need convincing that our economic well-being can be affected by unexpected shocks. Sometimes these shocks are due to big events, such as the coronavirus pandemic or the great recession in 2008. Sometimes they are due to changes in personal circumstances, such as illness, job loss or the death of a provider.Read more
People are worried about their health, their loved ones, and their future. They’re worried about paying the bills next week.
Experts are telling governments to get money into people’s pockets immediately to blunt the economic hardship from the COVID-19 crisis.Read more
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Dr. Evelyn Forget's recent piece in the Globe and Mail explores why Basic Income in Canada is inevitable.
"... Basic income is not just about welfare reform." A basic income is most valuable to people in the middle class and those hoping to join them. Here’s why a Canadian basic income is inevitable.