Ontario seeks input on guaranteed basic income -iHeartRadio-
Friday, November 4th 2016 - 11:22 am
The idea comes from a discussion paper penned by former Senator Hugh Segal, who suggests a guaranteed income would be approximately $1,320 a month, with an extra $500 a month for people with disabilities. Segal suggests this be done through a negative income tax rate, which would top up all recipients to 75% of the poverty line, regardless of their employment status. He does not suggest the government should simply remove all other social programs and replace them with a single cheque, nor does he suggest the government give a taxable income to all Ontarians, regardless of their poverty level.
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