A Basic Income for Canadians What Would Change?

This paper illustrates how ordinary Canadians receive very different treatments from Canada’s income security system. Contrary to what many believe to be true, income security from Canada’s programs often increases with both wealth and income. In addition, it is not widely known that benefit clawbacks are most extreme at the lower end of the income scale. Those who are better off are often able to keep most, if not all, of the income security benefits they obtain without fear of benefit reductions.

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