We at COPE Ontario support basic income for our members and all workers across Canada. We firmly believe that the financial security that comes with basic income allows for healthier, happier, and more successful communities.
When the stresses of grocery bills and the like are taken out, or at the very least reduced, one can focus on other pursuits like their career, family, education etc. However, it must also be asserted that we at COPE Ontario do not believe that basic income is a fix-all remedy for the financially grounded barriers affecting workers today (i.e. skyrocketing rent and stagnant wages).