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Basic Income Studies

Ed. by Haagh, Anne-Louise / Howard, Michael

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Basic Income and the Canadian Welfare State: Exploring the Realms of Possibility

James P. Mulvale1

1University of Regina

Citation Information: Basic Income Studies. Volume 3, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1932-0183, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1932-0183.1084, July 2008

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This article probes the current status of the welfare state in Canada, including its failure to ensure economic security for all. Historical and current proposals in Canada for guaranteed or basic income (BI) as an alternative model are outlined. These Canadian discussions are situated in relation to broader international debates on BI. Finally, some current political openings for advancing a guaranteed income framework for Canada are explored.

Keywords: Keywords – basic income; Canada; economic security; social welfare

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