The movement for a basic income guarantee in Canada gained further support as 178 Canadian physicians have signed a letter delivered to Ontario’s Minister of Health that states their support for a basic income. Current health issues in Canada clearly show links between income level and health outcomes, and these physicians believe that a basic income could reduce toxic stress and lead to improved health outcomes. This support continues the Canadian movement for a basic income that has made the news in Prince Edward Island as well as in Edmonton and Calgary.

To read the letter and to learn more about the health reasons for a basic income, click on the following link:

A basic income guarantee may be the best medicine”, Upstream, 17 August 2015.

About Josh Martin

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Josh Martin is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science where he received an MSc in Social Policy and Planning and wrote his dissertation on the universal basic income as a possible solution to the problems facing Universal Credit in the UK. Prior to LSE, he attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and is originally from Decorah, Iowa.