COSTING A GUARANTEED BASIC INCOME DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC
The Parliamentary Budget Officer, responding to a request from a parliamentarian prepared a cost estimate of a guaranteed income program, using parameters set out in Ontario’s basic income pilot project. This report considers the provincial breakdown of a national post-COVID cost. In addition, it provides an estimate of the federal and provincial programs for low-income individuals and families, including many non-refundable and refundable tax credits.
Published: 07 July 2020
Read the report here.