Tag Archives: Quebec

CANADA: Quebec is implementing a means-tested benefit, not a basic income

The province of Quebec, in Canada, has been fostering conversations around basic income and even, at a certain point in 2016, has appointed a long-time supporter of basic income, François Blais, as Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity. Although the term “guaranteed minimum income” has been used in an indiscriminate fashion ever since 2014, there has never been an actual

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QUEBEC, CANADA: Government “hints at” Guaranteed Minimum Income in new budget

Photo: Hôtel du Parlement du Québec, CC BY-SA 3.0 Jeangagnon Quebec hints at basic income1 in recent budget, aims to bypass testing By Roderick Benns   The Quebec Liberal government has hinted strongly in its recent budget that some form of basic income guarantee is imminent – but likely only for a portion of the province, at least to begin with. Of note

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QUEBEC, CANADA: Minister of Employment for the provincial government reiterates his support for basic income

In a an interview with the daily newspaper Le Devoir (30 June 2014), François Blais – who was appointed Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity after the April 2014 General Election in Quebec – cautiously reiterates his support for basic income. As BIEN was holding its international conference in Montreal, Blais stressed the fact that a thorough reform of Quebec’s

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Mathias Marchal, “Le revenu minimum garanti: «une idée soutenue à droite comme à gauche» [The guaranteed minimum income: ‘an idea sustained on left and right’]”

Mathias Marchal, “Le revenu minimum garanti: «une idée soutenue à droite comme à gauche» [The guaranteed minimum income: ‘an idea sustained on left and right’]” Métro, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 26 June 2014.

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CANADA: Basic income supporter appointed as Minister in Quebec

A general election was held in Québec (Canada) on April 7th, 2014. The Parti Libéral du Québec (PLQ), under the lead of Philippe Couillard, won the elections, and now has 70 seats at the National Assembly – enough to form a majority government. On April 23rd,  2014, the new Premier, Philippe Couillard, officially unveiled his cabinet, with no less than

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