Tag: CANADA

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A guaranteed basic income could be a stabilizing force for Canada

If the pandemic taught economic policy makers nothing else, it’s the value of nimble fiscal supports in averting disaster …

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Liberal Party overwhelmingly approves priority resolution for UBI in Canada

With 8.7 per cent of Canadians living below the poverty line and thousands more struggling to make ends meet, …

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National basic income could quickly cut Canadian poverty in half: budget watchdog

Providing Canadians a basic income could cut poverty by almost half in 2022, based on the federal poverty line. …

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A guaranteed basic income would help all Canadians fulfill their full human potential

Introducing a Basic Income Guarantee would cost a lot of money. The good news is that we can finance …

Nancy Seto who runs and owns Yummi Cafe Laundromat at Oakwood Ave. and St. Clair Ave. W. has created the Free Laundry Access Program for people suffering monetary loss through COVID. She created a GoFundMe page asking only for $1,000 and it is already at $6,263 as of Monday morning. PHOTO BY JACK BOLAND /Jack Boland/Toronto Sun

Free Laundromats or Universal Basic Income?

Opinion by Tarek Fatah The sight of the homeless sleeping on sidewalks in below-freezing temperatures is not an uncommon …

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference in Ottawa Friday, March 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadian MPs, grassroots to push for universal basic income at Liberal party convention

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press OTTAWA — The idea of creating a universal basic income is being pushed …

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A bill has been introduced in Canada to establish national strategy for a guaranteed basic income

Bill C-273 is focused on framing, testing and validating different models of UBI implementation to get to real answers …

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Opinion: It’s time to transform our society with a basic income guarantee

The more distant someone is from mainstream culture, the more they need money to address their unique needs in …

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‘Poverty is expensive’: Toronto doctor says universal basic income actually costs society less

Toronto palliative care doctor Naheed Dosani says that providing a ‘basic income’ to any Canadian who needs it addresses …

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‘It’s our duty’: How giving Canadians a basic income can improve health and reduce costs

‘Poverty is expensive’: Toronto doctor says universal basic income actually costs society less By Kamyar Razavi & Mike Le Couteur  Global News One …

Trish Altass, shown in a file photo speaking at a rally outside the Coles Building, chaired an all-party special committee on poverty that has recommended the federal and provincial governments partner to implement a basic income guarantee on P.E.I. - Daniel Brown/Local Journalism Initiative

Prince Edward Island Special Committee on Poverty Calls for Implementation of a Basic Income Guarantee

One Canadian province is advocating UBI for its population to serve as a test case for all of Canada. …

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Basic Income Would Be More Effective Than Many Current Government Programs

Replacing the raft of recovery benefits with a simple, permanent guaranteed income would be an automatic stabilizer for people …

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Could Canada’s new federal disability benefit lead to basic income?

Basic income is a guarantee that no Canadian will have to live on an income far below the poverty …

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Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh talks guaranteed livable income in Newfoundland and Labrador

Should a guaranteed livable income should be part of the answer to post-pandemic struggles for working people throughout Canada? …

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People with disabilities deserve a basic income

It’s time to treat people with disabilities with respect instead of paternalism and to address the inadequacies of the …

Canada’s Hugh Segal has been calling for a basic income guarantee for 50 years

This is a debate we should be having now, as the pandemic has caused the ground to shift on …

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Not only is basic income necessary, it’s also sustainable and achievable

Could there become a time when all our basic needs are paid for by the government? That’s the question …

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It’s not just ‘leftists’ who support a basic income

By: Tarek Fatah My column last week endorsing a guaranteed basic income triggered a surprising denunciation by many as …

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17 percent of Canadians now see basic income as their topmost issue

By: Kerri Breen. –   Canadians want Ottawa to stay focused on the coronavirus pandemic and the economy during the new session …

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Guaranteed basic income becomes tops policy priority for Canada’s ruling party at upcoming national convention

Caucus is calling on government to adopt idea for consideration in November By: Joan Bryden. — A guaranteed basic …

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Why COVID-19 Demonstrates Our Need for a Basic Income

What if we changed the paradigm and system to help those most in need beyond this global emergency? By: …

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Canadians on the COVID-19 pandemic from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on April 22, 2020.

Trudeau Says Making CERB Universal Isn’t As ‘Simple’ As It Sounds

OTTAWA — Making the Canada Emergency Response Benefit universal isn’t as simple as it sounds, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau …

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New study of Ontario’s canceled basic income experiment show it never should have been canceled

By Laurie Monsebraaten Social Justice Reporter Toronto Star Wed., March 4, 2020timer Three-quarters of people who were employed before …

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Has the time finally come for universal basic income?

In the past few weeks, calls for a universal basic income have been louder than ever. Even the US …

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Canada can end poverty and shrink inequality by adding an annual basic income guarantee of $22K, new report says

Canada can afford to eliminate poverty, support the middle class and dramatically shrink the gap between the rich and …

Bryan Brulotte, who is entering the leadership race for the Conservative Party of Canada, is shown in Ottawa, on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Justin Tang)

Candidate for Canada’s Conservative Party leadership has declared his support for a basic income guarantee

OTTAWA — When it comes to potential candidates for Conservative leadership, Bryan Brulotte isn’t exactly an outsider. He’s been …

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Gallup survey of 10,000 adults shows three-quarters of the UK and Canada now support UBI and almost half in the US

STORY HIGHLIGHTS 43% of Americans support a universal basic income program 77% of U.K. adults and 75% of Canadians …

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Basic Income as a Policy Lever: Can UBI Reduce Crime?

The idea of a universal basic income (UBI)—an unconditional payment, without means-test or work requirement—has recently seen a resurgence …

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Feds urged to consider basic income to help ‘gig’ workers

Article originally published June 11, 2019. OTTAWA — A cross-party committee of MPs says it’s time for the government …

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Why a governmental inquiry into endemic violence against women recommends a basic income for all Canadians as a call for justice

Article originally published on 6/11/2019. Cee-Jai got used to violence when she was young, first witnessing it when she …

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With artificial intelligence looming, debate over ‘basic income’ heats up

When Canadian researchers Evelyn Forget and Marni Brownell speak at Stanford University next Tuesday, May 21, they’ll be wading …

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Meet the doctor who prescribes money to low-income patients

Fair point. We control the titles though so we can just drop the Canadian doctor part and just have …