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Twelfth North American Basic income Guarantee Congress Announced

The Twelfth Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress will be held on May 8-10, 2013 in conjunction with the Eastern Economic Association’s Annual Meeting at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, New York City. Almaz Zelleke, of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, will organize the Congress. The NABIG Congress is a joint project of Basic Income

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Canada: Senator Hugh Segal on basic income and unemployment insurance

In a column for the Canadian daily newspaper National Post (June 10, 2012), long-time basic income advocate and Conservative Senator from Ontario Hugh Segal writes: “(…) It is reasonable to have an employment insurance system, funded by contributions from Canadian workers, that provides a financial bridge to those who have lost their jobs and cannot immediately find a replacement. When

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NA-BIG CONGRESS: Schedule Now Available for the NA-BIG Congress, in Toronto, May 3-5, 2012

The Basic Income Canada Network has released the tentative schedule for the Eleventh Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress: “Putting Equality Back on The Agenda: Basic Income and Other Approaches to Economic Security for All.” The conference will take place at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, May 3-5, 2012. While Canada, the United States, and many other OECD

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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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