New report shows why a basic income makes sense during COVID-19 recovery
An engineering student choosing between getting urgent dental work done or continuing their studies.
A daughter staying home part time in order to take care of her mother who has Alzheimer’s.
A farmer-turned oil worker digging into retirement savings due to industry changes.
There are more than a hundred testimonies like these contained in a report released Monday by the non-profit Basic Income Canada Network.
The report features 141 anonymized stories collected from people across Canada in April and highlights the myriad of different situations where a basic income would allow someone to get a job, retain their dignity, or in some cases, save their life.
Full story by Wanyee Li available in The Toronto Star