There are a number of options and many practical considerations to explore. In the world of public policy, it is rare that everyone gets everything they desire, even in the case of a basic income that has advantages from so many perspectives. That is why we have identified key principles that we believe must be weighed and balanced to get the best possible basic income guarantee (BIG) for Canadians. Those principles include, but are not limited to, universality of and limited conditionality of access to basic income, adequacy (sufficient to help ensure basic needs can be met) and therefore security, autonomy and dignity.
How will it work?