November 13, 2017
Quebec should improve welfare and significantly increase the work premium for low-income earners if it won’t provide a guaranteed minimum revenue, says a committee of experts who studied the issue.
The committee, which was set up by the provincial government in June 2016, published a detailed report containing 23 recommendations on Monday. The report is to lay the foundation of the government’s policy to fight poverty and social exclusion, expected this fall.
While the committee finds that single people and couples without children in Quebec are little or poorly protected, it doesn’t go as far as recommending a guaranteed minimum revenue, saying that it examined the experiences of 26 countries.