By Roderick Benns
Publisher of Leaders and Legacies, a social purpose news site
Food Banks Canada is the latest national organization to call for a basic income guarantee for Canadians.
Writing in their latest Hungercount 2015 report just released, the group says the time has come for the provinces and territories “to dismantle what has become an understaffed, stressed, and ineffective bureaucratic system that hurts more than it helps.”
Food Banks Canada notes there exist several workable models for a basic income that would be administered through the tax system. This would instantly “eliminate the bureaucracy, the intrusiveness, and the stigma associated with welfare.”Read more