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

Quebec to offer basic income for 84,000 who are unable to work
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard.

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 anti-poverty groups.

An estimated 84,000 Quebecers would qualify for the minimum income measure, largely those with physical and intellectual disabilities.

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