By Steve Silva -- Global News
The adoption of a guaranteed basic income continues to grow support and get calls for consideration in Halifax, among other communities in Canada.
He spoke at a conference, titled “Basic Income Guarantee: The Time is Right”, at Halifax Central Library.
There are already programs in place to help Canadians with paying for home rent, food, etc., but the argument is a basic income, also called “minimum income”, would merge all of those into more efficient payments.
“This is actually a very, very good return on investment. For every dollar we invest in basic income, we’re going to yield multiple dollars in benefits downstream,” said Rob Rainer, a spokesperson for Basic Income Canada Network.
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