Basic Income: Some Policy Options for Canada
Author: Chandra Pasma, Sheila Regehr
Topic: Poverty issues
Publisher: Basic Income Canada Network
Location: Canada
Format: Report
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: January 23, 2020

As the need for basic income grows, the Basic Income Canada Network (BICN) is often asked how Canada could best design and pay for it. To answer that in a detailed way, BICN asked a team to model some options that are fair, effective and feasible in Canada. The three options in this report do just that. The three options demonstrate that it is indeed possible for Canada to have a basic income that is progressively structured and progressively funded. BICN wants governments, especially the federal government, to take this seriously—and to act.

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