A guaranteed annual income would improve health and reduce poverty

Offering a guaranteed annual income to reduce poverty and improve health is once again on the political radar

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WINNIPEG, Man. / Troy Media/ – Offering a guaranteed annual income to reduce poverty and improve health is not a new idea in Canada, but it is once again on the political radar.  Dr. Evelyn Forget and Dr. Danielle Martin explain why Canada should consider implementing a basic income.

Professor Evelyn Forget is a health economist at the University of Manitoba. Her re-examination of Mincome and ongoing work on Guaranteed Annual Income is supported by CIHR and SSHRC.

Danielle Martin is a family physician, Vice President at Women’s College Hospital and an advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca

Interview by Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski, journalist intern at EvidenceNetwork.ca, and journalist with Radio-Canada.

 


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