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
LAMMAM, MACINTYRE: One appeal of the GAI rests on the potential to reduce government administrative costs by simplifying the income support system
LAFLEUR, MACINTYRE: Too much at stake for Alberta workers to enter the “uncharted waters” of a $15 minimum wage without assessing the potential dangers
MEILI, MARTIN: Time to start prescribing healthy incomes