Guaranteed income, the idea so loved by left and right that it never gets done
Lefties like that it makes subsistence a citizenship right, Righties like that it slashes bureaucracy - and yet governments of either variety haven't implemented it, except for a pilot program in the 1970s that failed to lead to anything.
There's a decent article about it in the Globe today:
But what if we gave Ms. Gray and other poor Canadians something to count on: cash directly in their pockets, with no conditions, trusting people to do what's right for them? It's a bold idea, and it runs counter to the paternal approach to poverty that polices what is done with “our” money and tries to strong-arm the poor into better lives.