This week on rabble radio, rabble contributor Doreen Nicoll speaks to Sarah Jama. Jama is the co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario. 

Through the Disability Justice Network, Jama has been challenging the Ontario government and its health services to move from policing people with disabilities to allowing them to have personal and political agency and to thrive within their communities. 

Nicoll and Jama talk about the importance of accessible health services and creating a society where people are seen beyond their ability to produce. 

Jama says: “If we can begin to build a world that isn’t just focused on economics and my ability to produce, we can build a world that fits everybody and we can stop the warehousing of disabled people and the ways in which people who can’t work are discarded.” 

If you’d like to learn more about Jama’s work with the Disability Justice Network of Ontario, be sure to check out Nicoll’s piece on this week. 

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Here to join us for that conversation is MP Leah Gazan, who in December of last year introduced Bill C-223 which, if passed, would establish the first national framework for an unconditional guaranteed livable basic income for everyone over 17 in Canada. Also joining us is Sheila Regehr, co-chair of Basic Income Canada Network. Karl Nerenberg, rabble’s senior parliamentary reporter, will also be joining us. 

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