Author: Wendy Devlin

Basic Income: From Baby Bonus to Canada Child Benefit

Basic Income: From Baby Bonus to Canada Child Benefit

The concept of universal basic income may appear at best utopian and naïve, at worst too socialist and costly. For some, at the very least it seems utterly new and unattainable. But before any Canadian rejects basic income for these reasons, let’s look at just one...

Luck of the Draw

I got interested in the basic income guarantee because I don’t think income security should be mainly a question of luck. I was lucky to be born into a white, middle-class Canadian family in the 1950s. These fortunate facts influenced everything. When I was a young...