The First World War gave birth to the progressive income tax. The coronavirus crisis could do the same for a basic income.
Many participants were able to leave “dead-end jobs” for something better, a McMaster University study found.
But businesses and higher earners would face a hit to their incomes.
It's seen as a way to tackle poverty with the rise of automation.
“It was pretty much everywhere in the country that we heard about how poverty ... played a role in the violence.”
Since the government won't study the effects of the pilot, one advocacy group stepped up.
A newly released survey shows who signed up for Ontario's pilot program.
This government seems far more interested in budget cuts than in policies that genuinely support the most vulnerable Ontarians.
They call themselves Disrupt, and they’re ready for change.
Automation across a widening spectrum of industries is creating insecurity that existing social programs cannot address.
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