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Canada: Alberta Liberals propose transversal tax breaks, a basic income pilot, and investments fueled by oil revenues

David Khan. Picture credit to: Sylvan Lake News This Monday, April 12th 2019, David Khan, leader of the Alberta Liberals, announced a series of fundamental changes to the way social policies are practiced in this Canadian province, if elected next Tuesday (Alberta Votes 2019). These changes include large investments in oil-related infrastructure, public and health services, eliminating or considerably reducing

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Canada: Canada’s Federal Government is assembling a National Advisory Council on Poverty

Picture credit to: Opportunity for All (Government of Canada) Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development for the Canadian Federal Government, has launched a call for applications to assemble a so-called National Advisory Council on Poverty. This council will be comprised of experts in poverty-related issues, and “people who have lived experienced or are currently living in poverty

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PODCAST: Floyd Marinescu talks about basic income on Canadian CBC Radio

Floyd Marinescu, a Canadian entrepreneur who describes himself as “an angel investor, author, humanitarian, and homosapien”, is featured in this interview, on CBC Radio, which has been condensed into a Whiteboard animation. Floyd has been a long-time defender of basic income, from a business perspective. According to him, the rise in aggregate demand which basic income will generate, is just

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Canada: Ontario’s basic income experiment ended, but the ground is fertile for more pilots

Jean-Yves Duclos. Picture credit to: The Star. After the cancellation of the Ontario basic income experiment, country-wide discussions about the issue continues in Canada as the Federal Government approaches the policy, although a direct intervention in Ontario is unlikely. Prime Minister Trudeau and his Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos have already stated that the Federal Government does not intrude into

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Canada: CEO’s for Basic Income

From left to right: Mike Garnett (Bay Street Labs), Paul Vallée (Pythian), Floyd Marinescu (InfoQ & QCon), Audrey Mascarenhas (Questor) and Chris Ford (Capco). Credit to: Moses Leal   A letter, signed by over a hundred Canadian business leaders, was delivered to Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Lisa MacLeod on Thursday the 18th of

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Montreal, Canada: Guaranteed Livable Income and Sustainable Futures public event

Picture credit to: Feminism in Canada (Youtube)   Could a guaranteed livable income create healthy societies and save the planet? A grassroots group of Asian feminists address this question by organizing a panel of leading experts on basic income and environmental justice, taking place on Wednesday, October 17th 2018, the International Day to Eradicate Poverty. Guaranteed Livable Income and Sustainable Futures is the

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Four Ontario Mayors asking the Federal Government to take over the Basic Income Pilot

Four Ontario mayors, with a letter addressed to Jean-Yves Duclos, who sits in the present Canadian federal cabinet as Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development, appeal to the Federal Government for assuming oversight over the Basic Income Pilot project in their communities. The letter from the Mayors of Brantford, Hamilton, Kawartha Lakes and Thunder Bay follows the early end of

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Ontario, Canada: Portrait series of people taking part in the cancelled Ontario Basic Income Pilot

Jessie Golem, a photographer from Hamilton, is one of the 4000 people who were taking part in the Ontario Basic Income Pilot, which was cancelled earlier this year.   Golem has created a series of portraits called Humans of Basic Income, a collection of portraits taken of the people who were affected by the cancellation of the pilot, and has

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