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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...5yrs

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Yes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing

@97ZF849from Manitoba  answered…7 days

I should because I'm over 65. But the right thing to say here is no!

@97T4JZCConservativefrom Ontario  answered…2wks

Yes, but for basic necessities only, AND ONLY IF, we can afford it. Manage the debt and deficit first

@96RP2HBfrom Ontario  answered…1mo

@96QP3KDfrom Ontario  answered…1mo

no because I do not want to be dependent on the government for my livelihood

@96L5V4TLiberalfrom Ontario  answered…2mos

I think yes, everyone should get help with housing and food but still encourage work by maybe watching how much they come into work, and if they don't they will not get any more help with housing or food. So it would be either work and get some help with the things or if you don't work you won't get help at all.

@967RN3Hfrom Alberta  answered…2mos

@9673VLGfrom British Columbia  answered…2mos

Yes, but it should be somewhat regulated to ensure no one is abusing the system.

@8QYJ7B5 from Illinois answered…2mos

Yes, in the form of a Negative Income Tax to cover basic necessities including food and housing

@8QYJ7B5 from Illinois answered…2mos

Yes, but in the form of an opt-in, generous "Negative Income Tax"

@965XVJLfrom Ontario  answered…2mos

No, but low income workers should receive compensation to earn a living wage.

@964GJX4from Alberta  answered…2mos

No, instead add universal housing and grocery for the severely poor

@95X2GBHfrom Ontario  answered…2mos

Not income, however, Should have access to basic needs like food clothing, and housing. from the gov.

@95WSYH7from Saskatchewan  answered…2mos

It may be necessary as more and more jobs are done by AI. As AI will be more efficient and likely be a windfall for corporations that most benefit from it, giving a share of that windfall profit to outsourced workers might be a necessity.

@95WMMMTfrom Quebec  answered…2mos

I am unsure of the benefits of implementing universal basic income, but do not oppose it either

@95TJW43from Saskatchewan  answered…2mos

Yes as a supplement for full time work. Being on social assistance should pay less than full time work + supplement

@95QSS2JLiberalfrom British Columbia  answered…2mos

I think that UBI should be imputed for households who earn under a certain amount per year as well as those on the street.

@95GVW92Bloc Québécoisfrom Ontario  answered…3mos

@95DGT9Tfrom Ontario  answered…3mos

No, a negative income would be better at targeting the groups who need help.

@95BRPDNfrom Alberta  answered…3mos

Yes, but with incentives to continue to work and support the Canadian economy.

@9566Y5Pfrom Ontario  answered…3mos

yes but only until they are able to find a job that can support their needs, the government should also assist in finding them a job

@953THJ8from Alberta  answered…3mos

@94VP9NSfrom British Columbia  answered…3mos

Yes, but its based on hours worked not a set value, say $2.00 a hour for those that make below 45K a year.

@94BHNP5from New Brunswick  answered…4mos

Yes, but it should be based on those receiving a UBI be employed according to their ability.

@948L3W4New Democraticfrom Alberta  answered…4mos

Yes, but it should be high enough to assist with payment of basic needs, but low enough as to not discourage entry into the workforce.

@943565Vfrom British Columbia  answered…4mos

No rhe govt should divert these amounts to affordable housing and enhanced medical care.

@DengekiMatsuko from California answered…4mos

Yes, but for those who are out of work and are actively looking for a job

@94267X2 from Colorado answered…4mos

@9425J2G from Florida answered…4mos

With an income cutoff - Stop making the rich richer and the poor stuck.

@93ZQDBJ from California answered…4mos

UBI should be offered to people in poverty to increase the middle class and given as a temporary option to those who cannot support themselves.

@93WL6VFfrom Ontario  answered…5mos

No, Don't we already have the welfare system and disability that covers this for people in this kind of situation, as well as tax credits for people that are in certain situations such as being a parent?

@93VGL9L from Minnesota answered…5mos

Yes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing, but only on a temporary/test basis. This way the government can get a baseline sense of the funding required to reduce food/housing disparity and can gauge the success of the program prior to deciding whether or not to implement long term.

@57QKT6T answered…5mos

Yes, we are rapidly coming to a point in time where automation will make it difficult for everyone to find a job, especially those with disabilities or other factors preventing them from "moving up" in the world; all citizens should have their basic needs met with the option of working to gain more money for extras.

@92JXK3J from New York answered…5mos

No. I support a National Dividend and Social Credit program as proposed by economist CH Douglas. I think it could solve the problems of UBI but also provide some of the positives of the UBI.

@92C6SMF from Maryland answered…5mos

No, universal basic income would cause inflation and no net change in people's quality of life.

@93MLQGTfrom Ontario  disagreed…5mos

But in order to pay money to everyone wouldn't they have to increase taxes to substitute the lost money the government is giving away. Canadas taxes are already one of t gf e highest. I suggest one way to help the poor is to reduce taxes so they will have more money to keep in their jobs. And welfare exists so their is no need for this. I suggest that the government should focus more on career counselling

Because it would teach the poor how to get a job, thus making them a part of our capitalistic society and thus they can pay taxes like normal people. I advice that schools require you to have spend sometime in a job in grade 12 in order for them to pass highschool because by the time they graduate they already have a job.

@EthanHars from Iowa answered…5mos

Yes, this should repeal and replace all existing welfare programs

@93HJWN4Conservativefrom British Columbia  answered…5mos

@93FQ5WWfrom British Columbia  answered…6mos

Make the minimum wage a living wage and we won’t need a universal basic income program

@93FG53Gfrom British Columbia  answered…6mos

@93CS3TH from Texas answered…6mos

We should wait to consider a program like this until more data is avaliable.

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