Proposal for basic income guarantee is in the works

Alternatives North

On Wednesday, the Yellowknife-based social and environmental justice coalition – working with the Basic Income Canada Network – held an online forum to foster discussion on the topic and raise awareness.

A basic income is generally a government payment that ensures everyone has enough money to meet basic needs, participate in society and live with dignity, regardless of work or other status, said Basic Income Canada Network chair Sheila Regehr in Wednesday’s meeting.

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