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The Remarkable Impact of Canada’s Pandemic Benefit Proves Basic Income Works

And we’re not going back to pre-pandemic poverty… Here’s how

This year, my birthday fell on the first weekend after Ontario declared a state of emergency in response to the accelerating coronavirus pandemic. My spouse and I went into our shared workplace, only for me to be let go and he furloughed. We fought the rest of the day - how would we cover the rent, student loan payments and the other bills?