Lift the Floor: Would a Universal Basic Income guarantee a good life for all Canadians?

This pandemic has brought into sharp focus the critical need for income support and the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI) has become part of the public conversation. Lifting the income floor is a top concern for progressive Canadians worried about growing poverty and increasing inequality.

This session first explore the origins and history of the idea of a universal income and the link between work and income. Then we assess what forms of basic income are being proposed, what UBI could mean in a market economy, and the risks of looking to UBI as a silver bullet

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