Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Op-Ed: Why COVID-19 Demonstrates Our Need for a Basic Income

Canadian society is in a time of mutual understanding and of shared urgency as we are suffering from the effects of COVID-19 and as the number of cases of COVID-19 and deaths continue to rise globally. Amidst the hardship there is a shared appreciation for workers who are essential to our survival; health workers, grocery store workers, emergency services, people working in our food supply chains, and so many others. There is a shared understanding of the urgency of the illness, the need to flatten the curve and the effect the pandemic is having on our lives and livelihoods. We know many people are facing economic hardship as a result of COVID-19. Businesses have been ordered to shut and people have been told to stay home, which has taken a toll. Read More