Basic Income: an explainer by Guy Caron

What do Canadians need to live a good life and how can basic income play a role?

In this explainer, Guy Caron reviews Basic Income, how Basic Income differs from social assistance and disability benefits. Watch to learn how a program like this would work as a complement to key social programs and policies, including affordable housing.

Guy Caron was the Member of Parliament for Rimouski-Neigette-Témiscouata—Les Basques from 2011 to 2019 where he acted, among other responsibilities, as the NDP Critic for Industry, Natural Resources, Foreign Affairs and Finance. He was NDP Parliamentary Leader from October 2017 to February 2019.

Candidate for the NDP Leadership in 2017, he made Basic Income the cornerstone of his political program.