Many Canadians have lost jobs but have been saved from financial ruin during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, some are hoping the government keeps that type of social assistance around.
Two-thirds of Manitobans in a recent poll from Basic Income Manitoba say they would support a universal basic income for those in need — pandemic or not.
“I would love to say I knew it all along, but those results are very encouraging,” says BIM chair Paul Walsh. “We’re trying to get our message across to Manitobans, and it’s very gratifying.”
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