Against the backdrop of the global pandemic and the long-standing commitment to alleviating poverty and improving social inclusion, this 75 min webinar will explore the role that a basic income guarantee could play. It will consider:
Recognizing that this approach could involve a longer-term transformation, this meeting will discuss the opportunities and challenges for governments to build upon recent policy changes and introduce a UBI more directly into public policy making and delivery.
Dr Evelyn Forget (Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba and author of Basic Income for Canadians)
Norm Helfand (Social Policy Consultant and former Director of the Government of Ontario’s Income Security Policy Branch)
Dr Kwame McKenzie (CEO of the Wellesley Institute, Member of the National Advisory Council on Poverty, and former Advisor to Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot Project)
Hon Hugh Segal (Matthews Fellow in Global Public Policy at Queen’s University, author of the discussion paper Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot Project for Ontario, and author of Bootstraps Need Boots)
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