Designing a Basic Income Guarantee for Canada

@article{Boadway2019DesigningAB,
  title={Designing a Basic Income Guarantee for Canada},
  author={Robin Boadway and Katherine Cuff and Kourtney Koebel},
  journal={Federalism and the Welfare State in a Multicultural World},
  year={2019}
}
We propose mechanism for implementing a two-stage harmonized Basic Income Guarantee with federal and provincial components. In Stage One, the federal government replaces its refundable and nonrefundable tax credits with an income-tested basic income delivered through the income tax system. The reform is revenue-neutral. In Stage Two, each province decides whether to implement a provincial basic income guarantee that is harmonized with the federal one but allows province-specific basic income… 

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