The following is an excerpt from Basic Income for Canadians: The Key to a Healthier, Happier, More Secure Life For All, by Evelyn L. Forget, which has been short-listed along with four other books for this year's Donner Prize, the best public policy book of the year by a Canadian. The winner will be announced on May 1 in Toronto.
Basic income is an insurance policy against unpredictable life events.The cost estimates provided by the Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux demonstrate that we can afford to provide Canadians with this insurance. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Basic income is about more than welfare reform. Basic income benefits all Canadians.
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