Guaranteed Income

10,000 Canadians Sign Petition Calling For Basic Income

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Business

Two pilot projects are on the way.

Guaranteed Income Isn't A One-Way Ticket Out Of Poverty: Study

CP | Jordan Press | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Business

"It doesn't require a 10-year pilot project to figure out what the impact and cost will be on poverty."

Rise Of Precarious Work Boosts Argument For Basic Income

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Business

A basic income could prime the economic pump when employment is uncertain.

Ontario's Basic Income Experiment Coming This Fall

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Business

Supporters say it could help alleviate poverty and reduce health care costs.

It's Time For Canada To Test A Basic Income

Sen. Art Eggleton | Posted 02.26.2017 | Canada Politics
Sen. Art Eggleton

What we have done for far too long is simply not working. Even with all the social supports in place, the resulting income is often only enough to maintain a family in poverty. At their worst, existing policies and programs actually entrap people in poverty. This is why we need a new way. A basic income would work as a tax credit administered through the taxation system similar to the Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors. If someone earns less or has less than the poverty line, they would simply be topped up to a point above the poverty line.

A Guaranteed Income Can End The Need For Food Banks

Shawn Pegg | Posted 02.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Shawn Pegg

Food bank use currently hovering at record levels. Food Banks Canada's HungerCount report shows that the food bank network acts as an unofficial Canadian safety net, trying to fill the gaps left by low-wage jobs and radically inadequate provincial social assistance programs.

Joshua Ostroff

Paying Everyone A Basic Income Will End Poverty AND Save Money: Elizabeth May | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Politics

"This is a program that ensures that everyone can live with dignity."

Daniel Tencer

$10,000 For Everybody? Why A Guaranteed Income Just Could Work | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.25.2014 | Canada Business

Imagine the government started handing out $10,000 annually to every adult in the country, or implemented a negative income tax rate so that low earne...

Canadians Can Be Malnourished and Obese at the Same Time

Bill Bogart | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada Impact
Bill Bogart

The meeting of fundamental nutritional needs has come to be referred to as "food security," a term that emphasizes that people have to have not only enough calories but also sufficiently healthy ones in their diets. A focus on obesity, on the one hand, and the need for and lack of food security for the poor, on the other, has led to the "hunger-obesity paradox."