Why Canada Needs Basic Income

Why Canada Needs Basic Income

Income is the most important determinant of health. Basic income relieves poverty, and studies have demonstrated that basic income

  • Decreases emergency department visits for accidents/ injuries and mental health reasons

  • Increases food security

  • Decreases crime

  • Improves high school graduation rates

Basic income provides the unconditional income security to

  • Start or grow a business

  • Pursue artistic endeavors

  • Cope better with precarious employment conditions

  • Increase earned income

  • Increase productivity

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