Opinion: A guaranteed basic income could end poverty, so why isn’t it happening?

Opinion: A guaranteed basic income could end poverty, so why isn’t it happening?

Basic income should form part of a practical comprehensive plan for eliminating poverty in Canada. StatCan reports that the economy grew 4.6 per cent last year, compared with a decline of 5.2 per cent in 2020. On April 27, Senator Diane Bellemare published an op-ed in the Globe and Mail opposing a proposal for guaranteed basic income where all Canadian citizens and residents over the age of 17 would receive unconditional guaranteed sufficient income .

One recent poll suggests nearly 60 per cent of Canadians support a basic income of $30,000. In another poll , 57 per cent of Canadians […]

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