SALVATERRA: A basic income guarantee would ensure every Canadian has money to meet basic needs for food, shelter, heat and clothing – and it would ensure better health
LAMMAM, MACINTYRE: An unconditional cash transfer may encourage dependency on government, and discourage people from finding work and improving their lives
KUNIN: Many people, especially seniors, could see a drop in their incomes under a guaranteed annual income
MURPHY: For proponents, the key to an affordable guaranteed basic income is that it wouldn’t be layered on top of existing welfare arrangements
FORGET, MARTIN: Offering a guaranteed annual income to reduce poverty and improve health is once again on the political radar
NEIMAN: Canada’s system of social supports is a costly mess, so why wouldn’t we test guaranteed income?
EGGLETON: Even with all the social supports in place, the resulting income is often only enough to maintain a family in poverty
ANDERSON, MARTIN: Improving health may be one of the most important outcomes