Guaranteed Annual Income The notion of a guaranteed annual income was first discussed in Canada in the early 1960’s, in response to reliable evidence of millions living in poverty in Canada, as well as increasing public awareness of the problem and an aggressive anti-poverty program in the United States (Chappell, 2010). The first plan for establishing a guaranteed annual income program in Canada was introduced by David Croll of the Senate as an alternative to further increases in the universal Old Age Security pension. With the full backing of Prime Minister Lester Pearson and his supporters, the stop-gap Guaranteed Income Supplement was passed, but then subsumed into the security system for the elderly (Seward, 1987). The concept of a...The end:
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