A government‐commissioned panel is recommending against the introduction of a basic income for all in British Columbia.

The panel’s report, co‐authored by academics at the University of BC, Simon Fraser University and the University of Calgary, says a basic income is not the cure‐all that some advocates believe.

The authors say a more successful strategy would be to reform current policies and programs as well as provide a targeted basic income for youth aging out of care and those with disabilities.