Tag: CANADA

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 …