Basic Income Grant BIG / Revenu de Base garanti – June 24-30, 2014

$20,000 per person: Activists push for guaranteed minimum income for Canadians, published on Calgary Herald, by BENJAMIN SHINGLER, June 28, 2014. MONTREAL – A group of academics and activists is trying to drum up interest in an ambitious plan to provide every Canadian with a guaranteed minimum level of income — whether or not they have a job.

Rob Rainer, a campaign director for the Basic Income Canada Network, envisions a country where everyone is assured a minimum of $20,000 annually to make ends meet.”For many of us, we think the goal is no one should be living in poverty,” Rainer said at a conference on the issue over the weekend at McGill University.”That’s essentially what we’re striving to achieve.”More than 100 speakers and participants were on hand for the conference, which focused on the merits of a guaranteed minimum income that would either replace or exist alongside existing social programs … (full text).  

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