Unconditional basic income is a bad idea

Such a program would weaken the incentives to work for lower-income Canadians and people not strongly tied to the labour force

Unconditional basic income is a bad idea
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Such a program would weaken the incentives to work for lower-income Canadians and people not strongly tied to the labour force

Quest for equality must first address poverty, childcare

Too many people are one job loss, one illness, one retirement or one calamity away from disaster. We need income security

Quest for equality must first address poverty, childcare
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Too many people are one job loss, one illness, one retirement or one calamity away from disaster. We need income security

Let’s lift all Canadians out of poverty

The time has come for Canada to have a dialogue about a national basic income program

Let’s lift all Canadians out of poverty
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The time has come for Canada to have a dialogue about a national basic income program

Just who’s the bully when it comes to minimum wage hikes?

Government generally has little or no understanding of franchising, how food distribution forces play out or even simply how small businesses operate

Just who’s the bully when it comes to minimum wage hikes?
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Government generally has little or no understanding of franchising, how food distribution forces play out or even simply how small businesses operate

Maintaining a sense of purpose in a changing workplace

While it is easy to blame globalization for the job losses, the real culprits are increased automation and investment in software

Maintaining a sense of purpose in a changing workplace
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While it is easy to blame globalization for the job losses, the real culprits are increased automation and investment in software

It’s time to talk about a BIG idea to end poverty

A basic income guarantee would ensure every Canadian has money to meet basic needs for food, shelter, heat and clothing – and it would ensure better health

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A basic income guarantee would ensure every Canadian has money to meet basic needs for food, shelter, heat and clothing – and it would ensure better health

Ontario’s basic income pilot won’t fly

An unconditional cash transfer may encourage dependency on government, and discourage people from finding work and improving their lives

Ontario’s basic income pilot won’t fly
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An unconditional cash transfer may encourage dependency on government, and discourage people from finding work and improving their lives

The unsteady foundation of basic income proposals

Many people, especially seniors, could see a drop in their incomes under a guaranteed annual income

The unsteady foundation of basic income proposals
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KUNIN: Many people, especially seniors, could see a drop in their incomes under a guaranteed annual income

The guaranteed annual income is back!

For proponents, the key to an affordable guaranteed basic income is that it wouldn’t be layered on top of existing welfare arrangements

The guaranteed annual income is back!
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MURPHY: For proponents, the key to an affordable guaranteed basic income is that it wouldn’t be layered on top of existing welfare arrangements

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