An article by Nathan Raine in the latest issue of Planet S Magazine discusses the potential for basic income pilot projects in Canada. After the Mincome experiment in Dauphin, MB was abandoned decades ago, the idea has resurfaced because of its potential to improve health, educational attainment, and reduce crime.
Simon Enoch (who has been involved with Poverty Free Saskatchewan’s steering committee) is quoted in the article. “One of the reasons why the guaranteed minimum income is coming back into vogue is that we increasingly see that people who work 40 hours a week aren’t making it,” says Enoch. “We’ve gotten to this low-wage economy, where some people are paid by the task instead of hour. So this would be a way to give a baseline floor to which no one would fall.”
Link to the Planet S article: http://www.planetsmag.com/story.php?id=1961