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Year K: A Canadian guaranteed income?

A guaranteed basic income could be a top policy priority for the Liberals at their upcoming convention. Is this a Band-Aid solution, or a groundbreaking move? Freelance journalist Max Fawcett gives us a primer.

Just months ago, the idea of a guaranteed basic income wasn't on the mainstream political radar in Canada. Now, the federal Liberal Party could make it a top policy priority for their November convention. The concept is gaining ground, but it remains highly controversial — on both sides of the political spectrum.

Today, freelance journalist Max Fawcett joins us for a primer on universal basic income. 

This episode is the first in our ongoing series Year K, about whether the economic recovery from COVID-19 will make Canada more — or less — equal.