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NEW LINK: Basic Income Manitoba website

Basic Income Manitoba has launched a new website:

The group can also be followed on Facebook:

Basic Income Manitoba, a volunteer-run organization based in Winnipeg, describes its goals and activities as follows: “educates Manitobans about basic income, its benefits and effects; promotes and develops public support for basic income in Manitoba and across Canada; seeks to influence public policy with regard to basic income; and encourages and shares research on basic income.”

Manitoba has a distinguished history in the basic income movement: from 1974 to 1978, the “Mincome” experiment–one of the most discussed trials of a basic income guarantee–was held in Dauphin.  

The province was also the site of the most recent North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress, held in May 2016 in Winnipeg.

Basic Income Manitoba is currently led by its two co-chairs: Donald Benham, who has experience in municipal politics and is currently the Hunger and Poverty Awareness Manager at Winnipeg Harvest, and Ursule Critoph, who has decades of work in the Canadian union movement.

The organization receives support from local organizations including Bounce Design, Winnipeg Harvest, and the University of Manitoba.

Reviewed by Dawn Howard

Manitoba photo CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Valerie


Kate McFarland

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Kate McFarland has written 500 articles.

I was a statistician, then a philosopher, then a journalist for a certain Basic Income News, and I have never been the sort to wed myself to any specific position or career path. (I have always chosen to remain in the precariat for this reason: my sense of duty is strong enough that I’d risk imperiling my own self-development if I were to accept a permanent position.) If you want to learn more about what I’m about, and how I see my ideal roles in the basic income community going forth, read the “cover letter” of sorts that is my Patreon homepage (updated November 2017).

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  • Mike smith

    They should have continued the basic income from Manitoba sask Alberta and the territories and watch the population shift away from Vancouver and Toronto. Would have worked out well. Of course move it into the rest of Canada too. We can decorrupt capitalism that way.

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