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CANADA: Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi Supports Basic Income Guarantee

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi called for “brave step” toward Basic Income Guarantee, at the National Poverty Reduction Summit on 7th May in Ottawa. The summit was hosted by Tamarack and Vibrant Communities Canada, from 6th to 8th May. Nenshi was elected in 2010, and then initiated a poverty reduction strategy called ‘enough for all’. He was awarded the ‘World Mayor’ prize in 2014.

More detail can be read here.

See here for the summit, and here for Naheed Nenshi.

About Toru Yamamori

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Toru Yamamori is a professor at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.

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One comment

  • Bill Stollery

    Too many citizens of Canada are not benefiting from massive resources which we Canadians find under our feet.
    I would like to suggest that every Canadian citizen is automatically a shareholder in Canada’s assets.
    The fact is, all Canadian citizens become stewards of our natural resources which means , we have the greater responsibility for equalization.

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