CERB controversy should spur basic income development

Published: 12 January 2021

The Canadian Emergency Response Benefit CERB put cash in people’s hands, quickly, when COVID-19 hit. It was a smart and remarkable achievement. It looked like the beginnings of a basic income — but it wasn’t quite. It left out people who needed it.

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Sheila Regehr is chair of Basic Income Canada Network, a retired federal public servant, and co-author with Chandra Pasma of “Basic Income: Some Policy Options for Canada.”