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Toward a New Balance in Social Policy: The Future Role of Guaranteed Annual Income within the Safety Net

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January 24, 2017
Toward a New Balance in Social Policy: The Future Role of Guaranteed Annual Income within the Safety Net

Providing a comprehensive, one-size-fits-all guaranteed annual income (GAI) is not the best solution to fighting poverty in Canada, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Toward a New Balance in Social Policy: The Future Role of Guaranteed Annual Income within the Safety Net,” author Peter Hicks urges policymakers to address poverty by using a “bottom-up” approach and developing a new generation of social programs.  

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Peter Hicks, Policy Advisor, Peter Hicks Consulting; former Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Social Development Canada

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