Tag Archives: Canada

Hodgson, Glen “Guaranteed annual income – a Big Idea whose time has yet to arrive”

Hodgson, Glen “Guaranteed annual income – a Big Idea whose time has yet to arrive” (iPolitics, December 20, 2011) This article by Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of the Conference Board of Canada since 2004, discusses the economic, fiscal and social value of a guaranteed annual income (GAI) for Canada and demands further detailed research on the feasibility

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Deadline for the call for proposals for the 2012 NA-BIG conference has been extended to January 31, 2012

The deadline for the call for proposals for the 2012 NA-BIG conference has been extended to January 31, 2012. The conference will take place in Toronto on May 3-5, 2012. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The 11th North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress May 3-5, 2012 at the University of Toronto, on the theme of: Putting Equality Back on the Agenda: Basic

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Canadian think tank calls for a basic income debate

According to the Financial Post (Dec.20, 2011), the Conference Board of Canada – an important not-for-profit applied research organization – is now “calling for a renewed look at the idea of a guaranteed annual income (GAI)” in Canada. In a Commentary, the Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of the board, Glen Hodgson, writes that “there are three main advantages to

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CANADA: Prince Edward Island Green Party Endorses BIG

Sharon Labchuck, the leader of the Green Party of Prince Edward Island, finds interest on the idea of a “guaranteed liveable income”. According to the Canadian Guardian, she described it as “a bold idea but one worth pursuing”. The Green Party and their tax suggestions became subject of discussion in an all-candidates debate for the election in the beginning of

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Canada: Call for papers for the NA BIG conference in Toronto

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS Eleventh Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress PUTTING EQUALITY BACK ON THE AGENDA: Basic Income and Other Approaches to Economic Security for All Thursday May 3rd, to  Saturday May 5, 2012 University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Featured Speakers: Richard Wilkinson Co-Author of The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better Armine

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Eleventh North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress to take place in Toronto in 2012

The 11th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress will take place May 3-5, 2012 at the University of Toronto on the theme of Putting Equality Back on the Agenda: Basic Income and Other Approaches to Economic Security for All. While Canada, the United States, and many other OECD countries have grown increasingly unequal in recent years, equality has not

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OPINION: Thinking About Ethical Leadership: An ethical response to poverty in Canada

Canada is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, yet a significant number of Canadians live in poverty. As economic disparity increases in Canada, many citizens seem not to recognize the poverty in their midst. The author calls for greater knowledge, imagination and understanding of our interconnectedness in order to spur an ethical response to poverty alleviation.

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CANADA: Poverty Free Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is one of few provinces in Canada that does not have a formally adopted and detailed plan to tackle poverty.  During the International Week for the Elimination of Poverty (17 – 23 October) a new network called Poverty Free Saskatchewan released a discussion paper calling upon the provincial government to develop such a plan, in collaboration with people living

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