Nova Scotia advocates say now is the time for a universal basic income

HALIFAX — Advocates are calling on the provincial and federal governments to provide a basic personal income — something they say could be a major step toward eradicating poverty.

Basic Income Guarantee Nova Scotia (BIG-NS) made its case at Province House Wednesday, hosted by NDP MLA Lisa Roberts. The group asked government to study the feasibility of paying a guaranteed basic income to anyone living below the poverty line. Feed Nova Scotia volunteers weigh donations at the new Burnside location to check items before sorting them out on April 26. A group is calling on the provincial and federal governments […]

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