Conference Board recommends considering a guaranteed income

The Green Party has for many years been promoting a guaranteed annual income (GAI).  It should be more economical than the hodgepodge of existing income support programmes, it will capture people who aren’t served by the current system (such as caregivers for family members who need round-the-clock support), and it addresses the dignity that every Canadian deserves.

Now, in the face of rising income inequality, the Conference Board of Canada’s chief economist and Senior Vice President, Glen Hodgson, is urging Canada to take another look at the GAI.

Let us hope our governments have the wisdom to heed his call.

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