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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