In the Hammer
With holes in Canada’s social safety net being exposed as businesses closed in March to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the appetite for a system overhaul has intensified.
Now, what was once considered a radical solution to growing financial disparities, has taken centre stage—receiving support from not only social service organizations but business leaders, as well.
It’s been called many things over the years: citizen’s income, basic living stipend, guaranteed annual income, and universal demogrant, among others. While opponents of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) ignorantly and often times methodically call it “communism” and the end of a good old fashion blue-collar society as we know it.
The reality is, what you know as “blue-collar” is on the verge of extinction and unprecedented times call for unprecedented solutions.
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