Five things about basic income in Canada that you never knew

Hearing a lot about basic income lately? Here are five things you might not have known about this emerging social policy idea.  We do it already…for seniors and families.  While it might be hard to imagine now, the majority of Canadians used to face great hardship in their senior years. Fortunately, by the 1970s a…

Lindsay basic income pilot in spotlight; TVO films Agenda episode in town

Lindsay was in the spotlight yesterday when TVO’s flagship show, The Agenda, was in town filming a special basic income episode. The crew chose the Pie Eyed Monk on Cambridge Street to tape the show, which is still under development as a craft brewery and restaurant. The three panelists who participated were Mike Perry, executive director of…

SSFC president wonders if enrollment will grow during basic income trial

Sir Sandford Fleming College President Tony Tilly says the upcoming basic income pilot in Lindsay is “exciting” – and he will be keeping an eye on Frost Campus’ enrollment numbers to see if they increase during the trial. Tilly says a research-based pilot project is something he supports for the town, because what we’re doing…

The Human Right to a Basic Income

Human rights are conditions of life that are “inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status.” They are designed to inform and support positive relationships between individuals, families, communities, institutions, and states. The principles which underlie and the treaties and…