Canada: A Universal Basic Income, should never be more than a step-ladder to help reach up to the real economy.
UBI should never be seen as lifting anyone out of poverty but allowing millions to lift themselves out of poverty.
UBI should always be a beautiful citizens to citizens affair. At no moment should it be soiled by referring to it as a government handout.
Of course UBI has to be funded with real money, no cheating paying it with inflation or public debt. Besides natural savings in the redistribution costs, one interesting alternative is the use of revenues from high carbon taxes. That would align the incentives between the fights for a better environment and against inequality.