By Evelyn L. Forget basic income guarantee, Evidence-informed policymaking, GBA, guaranteed basic income, Mincome, ontario, Ontario Basic Income Guarantee Experiment, Progressive Conservatives
Research subjects caught between elected politicians and research ethics boards Calls for evidence-informed policymaking have grown louder in recent decades. Advocates argue that the systematic use of the best available scientific evidence can help us avoid harm and achieve social policy goals while avoiding the deliberate manipulation of scientific evidence to achieve political ends. […]
By Evelyn L Forget basic income, basic income guarantee, Basic Income pilot, cancellation of Basic Income Pilot, experiment, Ontario governement, unemployment
Two weeks ago, I participated in a panel in Finland with representatives of Basic Income Experiments from Finland, the Netherlands, India and Scotland. My report on the cancellation of Ontario’s Basic Income pilot project was received with stunned disbelief: on July 31, three months after enrollment was complete and before the first annual follow-up survey […]
By Vinusha Gunaseelan basic income, basic income guarantee, basic income pilot project, Guaranteed Annual Income, income inequality, insecure employment, low-income measure, Mincome, poverty, quality of life, unemployment
A basic income guarantee has been back in the news a lot lately, thanks to Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Elon Musk and other tech giants who have been publicly endorsing the concept. But it’s not just talk in Canada. Ontario is piloting a basic income across three cities, Quebec has brought in a basic income […]
By Sherri Torjman basic income guarantee, Canada, disabilities, eligibility criteria, employment challenges, income security, social assistance, welfare, welfare programs, welfare recipients
A federal disability benefit could be modelled on the GIS for seniors A version of this commentary appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press and the Huffington Post The talk of walls between nations garners significant attention. There is virtually no discussion, by contrast, of the walls that exist within nations. In Canada, […]
By Laura Anderson and Danielle Martin basic income guarantee, Canada, graduation rates, poverty, poverty reduction, social assistance
The Basic Income Guarantee is having a moment.
Hot on the heels of Quebec’s plans to work towards a basic income guarantee and a Globe and Mail Editorial Board endorsement came an announcement last Thursday of a pilot as part of Ontario’s provincial budget.