False claims proliferate on Canadian universal basic income bill

Published on 30/05/2023 at 21:46

Social media users have revived debunked claims about a universal basic income bill under consideration in the Senate of Canada, saying it would take away unemployment, health and pension benefits from people who are not vaccinated. This is false; if passed the bill would only set out a framework the government could use to introduce new benefits, its sponsor said, and it does not include any conditions requiring immunization.