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Municipal Government and Basic Income

On Wednesday, June 15 twenty people gathered at Queen Street Commons Café for a discussion on the role of municipal government in the basic income movement. Here is a synopsis of our discussion. To begin, here is a brief timeline of current events: At the discussion...

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...

Luck of the Draw

I got interested in the basic income guarantee because I don’t think income security should be mainly a question of luck. I was lucky to be born into a white, middle-class Canadian family in the 1950s. These fortunate facts influenced everything. When I was a young...