Columnists
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Rick Salutin | Our current economic system is as feudal as it gets, outdoing the landlordism of the Middle Ages.
Podcast
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Victoria Fenner, Resh Budhu | In episode two, anti-poverty activist John Clarke and union leader Paul Meinema talk about how capitalism has converged with COVID to make things worse for all except the wealthy.
Blog
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Penney Kome | Universal basic income needs safeguards or the result will be more gig work and much less security for workers.
News
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Evelyn L. Forget | The Canada Emergency Response Benefit was not a basic income, but it demonstrated that such a program is possible right now.
News
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Alexandra Zannis | Canada wasn't going to get UBI in the throne speech, but activists and supporters can continue to push for the basic income policies we want and need.
News
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Nicholas Erwin-Longstaff | If a basic income were to be introduced in Canada, it is unlikely the left would be in a position to ensure its implementation would safeguard the social safety net.
News
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Doreen Nicoll | The only way any recognizable form of basic income could be mobilized to respond to a virus comes if a government had already developed a workable version of BI.
Book Review
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Bill Blaikie | Segal has woven the history of the Canadian debate about a basic income policy into a book that is part personal memoir, part political memoir, and part political history.
News
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Paul Taylor | The research identifies that the higher prevalence of food insecurity among households with Black respondents is simply because they are Black. It's not caused by anything else.
Blog
Dauphin, Manitoba, in 1971. Dauphin was the site of Canada's first UBI pilot. Image: Marty Bernard/Flickr
Doreen Nicoll | Feedback from participants in UBI pilot projects in Manitoba and Ontario demonstrates that this program lifts people out of poverty and enables them to change their lives.
Book Review
Annie Lowrey, economic policy reporter and author of 'Give People Money'
Rohan Ghatage | In her new book, Annie Lowrey crafts a convincing, left-leaning account for why UBI needs to be seriously considered as a means of lifting the world's most destitute well above the poverty line.