Webinar: July 9, 2020, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, EDTOPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Basic Income: Is This the Time?
Co-sponsored by SocialCanada.org and The Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy
For many years, basic income was seen to be a niche political issue with sparse support among major political figures. However, the Basic Income Canada Network (BICN) and advocates in other countries have been tireless in its pursuit. With reported successes in the Ontario Basic Income Pilot and growth of electoral support across North America galvanized by leaders like Andrew Yang, support has expanded. In Canada, several senators and business leaders have aligned themselves behind the concept. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, and the federal government’s numerous support programs, the case for basic income continues to grow. But many models have been advanced, causing some confusion as to its meaning and parameters. Join us as we discuss a detailed proposal advanced by BICN, as well as the merits and pitfalls of a Basic Income approach to Canadian income security.
Opening Presentation by…
Chairperson, Basic Income Canada Network
Hon. Frances Lankin, P.C.
Senator for Ontario
Associate, The Pearson Centre
Former MP – Winnipeg Centre
Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre