Author Archives: BICN

Glenn Drover, Allan Moscovitch, and James Mulvale, “Promoting Equity for a Stronger Canada: The Future of Canadian Social Policy”

Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) published their report titled “Promoting Equity for a Stronger Canada: The Future of Canadian Social Policy.” A co-author is Dr. Jim Mulvale, Dean of Social Work at the University of Manitoba and Vice-Chair of Basic Income Canada Network. Pages 10-22 of the report focus on “income equity” generally and basic income specifically: this section

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CANADA: Liberal Party members vote in favor of two resolutions supporting Basic Income

[Rob Rainer, BICN] At the Liberal Party of Canada’s biennial convention February 20-23, 2014, held in Montreal, party members voted in favour of two policy resolutions in support of basic income. Resolution #100 was passed as one of 18 “priority” resolutions: see Creating a Basic Annual Income to be Designed and Implemented for a Fair Economy. Resolution #97 was passed

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Call for papers: BIEN Congress 2014, June 26-29, 2014

The 15th International Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN): “Re-democratizing the Economy,” Friday June 27th to Sunday June 29th, 2014 McGill Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec. The BIEN Congress 2014 now invites proposals for individual papers, themed panels of up to three papers and discussion roundtables that cover any aspect of the justification, design or implementation of basic

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA: Keynote Speakers Announced for the 15th BIEN Congress in June, 2014

[July 26, 2013 – The Basic Income Canada Network / Reseau Canadien Pour Le Revenu Garanti] The Basic Income Canada Network / Reseau Canadien Pour Le Revenu Garanti (BICN) has announced some of the keynote speakers for the Fifteenth Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN). BIEN has held a Congress every second year since 1986. The 2014 congress

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Charles Kenny, “For Fighting Poverty, Cash Is Surprisingly Effective”

[BICN – Jenna van Draanen – June 2013] Kenny writes an article for Bloomberg Business Week that challenges prevalent attitudes about alleviating poverty with cash transfers. He cites two particular studies that involved grants given to people living in Uganda and also gives examples from the United States. Kenny discusses the US 1970s negative income tax experiments that guaranteed an

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VENEZUELA: A Citizen’s Income for Full-Time Mothers

[BICN – Jenna van Draanen] A recently published news article describes a new pension for full-time mothers in Venezuela. According to Chew, a labor law has been passed to allow mothers to collect pensions for the work they perform in the household. The article describes the Chavistas’ new labor law as anti-sexist in the way that it recognizes the “monetary

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