Canadian interest in basic income surges

Canada first experimented with universal income in the 1970s.  For decades, the evidence has told us that providing everyone with enough income to meet basic needs can be an effective, and cost-effective as a way to eliminate poverty and improve our health and well-being.

With trials beginning in Ontario, policy makers waxing optimistic, and an explosion in public interest (shown below), it seems the dawn may finally be rising for basic income in Canada.


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