Author: Andrea Kauppinen

BIWR Advocates Speak to Regional Council

The following speech was well received by Regional Council members at the Community Services Committee Meeting on June 14th.  A recommendation was accepted to put forward a motion to Regional Council in support of Ontario’s basic income pilot project. Council is...

UBI: Confronting Classism: Man Sitting on a Sidewalk

I met a man sitting on a sidewalk. He sat with a small cup in front of him, and he looked at me, said something that I did not hear, and then looked down toward his cup. I passed him riding my bicycle on my way to buy food. Not just any food — organic, local food from...
For Mother’s Day: Universal Basic Income

For Mother’s Day: Universal Basic Income

It takes considerable time for me to find a Mother’s Day card for my mother, and I always settle on something good enough. Every year I am reminded how unusual I find my mother. Maybe my time would be better spent making her a card, but I persist, maybe hoping one...