This week on rabble radio, we featured a segment from our most recent Off the Hill political panel. This month, our panel discussed the idea of a guaranteed livable basic income. What is it, how would it work, and how much would it cost us? 

Our panel was made up of MP Leah Gazan, who in December of last year introduced Bill C-223 which, if passed, would establish the first national framework for an unconditional guaranteed livable basic income for everyone over 17 in Canada. Senator Kim Pate also joined us this week, she is responsible for Bill S-233 for Unconditional Basic Income. Rounding out our panel were Sheila Regehr, the co-chair of Basic Income Canada Network, and Karl Nerenberg, rabble’s senior parliamentary reporter. 

If you missed out on this event and would have liked to attend, don’t worry! Our next Off the Hill event will take place in June. Please stay tuned for updates on that event and be sure to sign up for rabble’s newsletter at to make sure you get the invitation.  

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