Ottawa church advocating for universal basic income as federal bills consider the issue

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A concept that aims to lift people out of poverty is growing at Ottawa’s Rideau Park United Church.

The social action and outreach committee at the church has been raising awareness for universal basic income, a policy that would give a fixed amount to everybody, every month, regardless of their income.

Supporters of the policy say it can alleviate the red tape from programs such as welfare and employment insurance.

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