income: The possibility of a basic income guarantee deserves more thorough investigation, the Senate finance committee wrote in its interim report on COVID-19, published July 14, according to National Observer. Simpson's office confirmed to National Observer that B.C. would welcome consultation over the issue. Shane Simpson was asked to respond to a federal Senate committee report that recommends the Government of Canada give full, fair and priority consideration to a basic income guarantee, in consultation with the provinces, territories and Indigenous governments. The province is currently studying basic income via a panel the government struck in 2018. Read the interim report COVID-19 Relief in times of crisis COVID19 NFFN cdnpoli cdnecon Senate of Canada SenateCA July 14, 2020CERB 'effectiveness' seen as inspiration The Senate committee's deputy chair, Senator ric Forest, said many witnesses and senators strongly suggested the government consider a basic income program in the post-COVID world during its study of the issue. The panel's final report is due to the minister at the end of December. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.