Queen’s University professor says basic income could be financed for all Canadians

Roderick Benns recently interviewed Robin Boadway, Emeritus Professor of Economics at Queen’s University. In a paper written with Katherine McCuff, a Professor from the Department of Economics at McMaster University, and Kourtney Koebel, an MA candidate in Political Science at the University of Toronto, they argue a basic income is affordable for all Canadians. Boadway…

Basic income allows for the living of a decent life: Dr. Danielle Martin

A family doctor says basic income policy represents an acknowledgment “of the right to live a decent life.” Dr. Danielle Martin, a family physician and Vice President Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, says increasing social assistance amounts would not achieve that goal because of the punitive way the…

Entrepreneurs will be more free to innovate with basic income: CEO

Roderick Benns recently interviewed Floyd Marinescu about basic income, a Toronto-based CEO and co-founder of C4Media which produces InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. Marinescu is also an angel investor, author, and humanitarian. Benns: Tell me a little about your early life. Where did you grow up? Marinescu: I was born and raised in Toronto and still live here. My parents were…

Automation could eliminate half of Canada’s jobs: New study

A new study shows that automation could dissolve half of Canada’s workforce, especially those jobs in manufacturing and natural resources. The Brookfield Institute, a Toronto-based think tank, says manufacturing towns and cities near the U.S. border have particularly precarious work profiles, such as Ingersoll, Leamington, and Brantford in Ontario, Drummondville and Granby in Quebec, and…

A Canadian entrepreneur who grew up in Oshawa and found success in New York is pushing Canada’s economic development ministers to adopt basic income. Mike Schmidt is the founder of Dovetale.com, a content and audience intelligence platform used by publishers and brands like Buzzfeed, L’Oreal and others. Prior, he founded Listn, a mobile music startup based…