Canadian province takes major step towards universal basic income. 

A Canadian province has unanimously voted in favour of trialling a universal basic income for its citiziens in partnership with the national government.

Prince Edward Island, the smallest Canadian Province, has been described as the best choice for the pilot due to its diminutive size and clear boundaries.

Every citizen will receive a basic income in an attempt to reduce or “potentially eliminate poverty in the province”.

The bill stated positive effects of universal basic income include: “Local economic growth, supporting entrepreneurship, reducing administrative, complexity and costs, improving working conditions, reducing crime, improving health, and helping to build vibrant rural communities.”

The Independent 

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