CERB fallout may illustrate flaw of basic income

From page A1 When Parliament returns to work in the coming weeks, one of the Liberal government’s first orders of business will be a fall economic statement. Expectations include such big-ticket items as national childcare, likely bankrolled by a proposed three-per-cent tax on financial institutions and insurance companies. But the biggest question for the new government may be how long it intends to maintain pandemic-support payments, and whether it will go even further, toward a more permanent version of annual income support — a guaranteed basic income, as the NDP has been advocating.

For 18 months now, unemployed Canadians have […]

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