Quebec to offer basic income for 84,000 who are unable to work

Quebecers who have a severely limited capacity to work will gradually be able to access a guaranteed minimum income beginning next year, Premier Philippe Couillard’s government announced Sunday. The measure is part of a $3-billion action plan to fight poverty and promote “economic inclusion,” but falls short of offering a basic income for all Quebecers, a demand of many…

The Human Right to a Basic Income

Human rights are conditions of life that are “inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status.” They are designed to inform and support positive relationships between individuals, families, communities, institutions, and states. The principles which underlie and the treaties and…