Accession #: rp221120


Publication Date:
November 08, 2021
Research paper – Covid-19: Setting the stage for a basic minimum income plan
Other Details:
93 pages.
Douglas Andrews, FCIA, and Lori J. Curtis
Canada has some experience with minimum income experiments; the 1970s Mincome experiment in three Manitoba towns is an example. The costs of the experiment were shared by the federal and provincial governments (Forget 2018). In 2016, Ontario announced a pilot project in three communities to test the feasibility and impact of a guaranteed basic income (Segal 2019), but the experiment was cancelled when the provincial government changed. While grassroots organizations have publicly pushed for some type of basic income program, Covid-19 has increased and broadened the interest in and discussion of the need for and desirability of a basic minimum income (BI).