Universal basic income legislation sparks major debate in Canada

Western Standard

A controversial plan to guarantee Canadians a free pass is officially on the table after a universal basic income (UBI) bill officially works its way the Parliament. 

The Senate has passed Bill S-233, proposed by Sen. Kim Pate, is now being considered in committee having passed second reading earlier this year. If it passes, it will go through three readings in the House of Commons before being passed up to the Governor General. 

A committee meeting was held in October and again in November, having passed through the second reading in April. 

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