The New Reality: Examining the costs, benefits of a national basic income | Dec 5

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When a COVID-19 vaccine is eventually approved for use in Canada, the rollout will involve layers of intricate logistics, government players and scientific constraints. Carolyn Jarvis lays out the road map, starting in Switzerland, with a Canadian leading the charge.

The debate over whether Canada should have a national basic income plan has resurfaced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mike Le Couteur looks at the costs, the benefits, and who is spearheading the effort to make it a reality.

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