Research into impacts of a Guaranteed Annual Income in NL


Guaranteed annual income has been considered in Canada since the 1970s when it was tried as a pilot project in Manitoba. The potential costs and benefits of these policies have been debated by economists and welfare theorists across the political spectrum. Advocates argue, however, that more research into the possibility of a guaranteed annual income (GAI) in Newfoundland and Labrador is needed.

Some questions that need answering are: Is it feasible for government to provide residents of Newfoundland and Labrador with a guaranteed annual income? What type of guaranteed income system works best for Newfoundland and Labrador? What are the positive and negative effects of a guaranteed annual income? What lessons can be gleaned from attempts by other jurisdictions to implement a guaranteed annual income? The research could also explore the potential costs and compare them to the costs of the current income assistance system

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Lead Organization 
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador
Rural Secretariat Regions 
Avalon Peninsula
Economic Zones 
Zone 19 - Northeast Avalon
Income Support
Low Income
Support Services
Industry Sectors 
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Start date 
15 Dec 2016