March 11, 2019
An expert on the subject of the basic income guarantee, a proposed social program that would see all adults receive a regular payment from government, will be delivering two lectures in P.E.I. this week.
Evelyn Forget, an economist at the University of Manitoba, has conducted research on basic income guarantee programs in Canada and around the world. She is also the author of a new book, “Basic Income for Canadians: The Key to a Healthier, Happier, more Secure Life for All”.
“I think we’ve been moving towards a basic income in Canada for a number of years. It’s easy, for example, to see the (federal) Canada Child Benefit that was just introduced a couple of years ago as a form of basic income for families with kids under 18,” Forget said in an interview.