Guaranteed income making a comeback?

From the Toronto Star

“One solution gaining momentum is a guaranteed annual income for all Canadians.Green Party Leader Elizabeth May floated the idea earlier this year during a party convention in Vancouver. Respondents to a recent National Council of Welfare survey listed it as one of the top priorities for the federal government. And a Toronto task force last spring recommended a basic income to help the growing numbers of low-income adults living in poverty. Most recently, Tory Senator Hugh Segal – a long-time proponent of a guaranteed annual income – told delegates to Toronto’s city summit alliance conference last week that he believes Canada has the money to ensure every Canadian can live with dignity.”When we look at the billions we now spend on social policy, it’s clear we have the capacity,” he told a workshop.” – News – Guaranteed income, guaranteed dignity