LETTER: Basic income is on its way to becoming reality

Alberni Valley News

A year ago, as CERB was implemented to support those suddenly put of work by the novel coronavirus pandemic, more people than ever before realized the benefit of a permanent CERB like support, a Universal Basic Income. Necessity truly is the mother of invention.

Now, Bill C-273 is about to be presented in Parliament as Canada’s first ever piece of legislation for Basic Income.

A UBI or Guaranteed Liveable Basic Income (GLBI) would be there to support all Canadians, young and old, employed and not, from the inevitable shocks and changes that we so often see. 

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