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Idle hands in destitute lands: Opposition warns against “bankrupting” $85Bn guaranteed income plan

TNC: 'A Conservative MP is blasting a basic income plan making its way through the Senate, saying it’s a disaster in the making for the Canadian economy.

'If passed, Bill S-233 – otherwise known as “An Act to develop a national framework for a guaranteed livable basic income” – would task the Minister of Finance with creating a national framework to give a guaranteed basic liveable income to people over the age of 17, temporary workers, permanent residents and refugee claimants.

'“The framework must include measures to determine what constitutes a livable basic income for each region in Canada, taking into account the goods and services that are necessary to ensure that individuals can lead a dignified and healthy life, as well as the cost of those goods and services in accessible markets,” the law reads.' Read more HERE.

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