Academic Articles by Jim Mulvale, UBI Advocate

Dr. Jim Mulvale is a faculty member in Social Work at the University of Manitoba.  He is active with the Basic Income Canada Network, Basic Income Manitoba, and the Ontario Basic Income Network.

To see a listing of his articles and to request copies click here.

Basic Income and Youth Webinar

This webinar will bring together young Basic Income advocates, researchers and observers to discuss Basic Income as a potential national social policy for Canada; fleshing out their proposals on how a Basic Income would address some of the most important socioeconomic issues being faced by young people today, as they begin their careers and start families.

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National Youth Network Asks PM for a Basic Income

News Release: 5 May 2020 - Ottawa, ON

A network of Canadian youth from across the country are amplifying the call of 50 Senators today through a letter asking the Prime Minister and Cabinet to implement a Basic Income - also known as a Guaranteed Livable Income - as an evolution of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).

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A Public Letter On Guaranteed Basic Income

Faith groups have been working with supporting the Basic Income movement for a number of years. The Open Letter below is one vocal demonstration of this commitment to a more just Canada.

"As bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada we write, compelled by our shared faith convictions and moral obligation to care for the human condition of all."

Read letter here.

May 2020 OBIN Newsletter Posted

The May Newsletter features the formation of Coalition Canada, a new cross-country coalition of experienced Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) activists. Other OBIN news is available, too.  See the newsletter here.

OBIN C-Team Meeting - April 2020 Minutes

The C-Team met for their monthly meeting via Zoom on April 20th. To see what was discussed please read the April Minutes here.

The Cost of Poverty in Toronto - November 2016 Report

John Stapleton is one of the foremost experts on poverty in Canada. A Metcalf Innovation Fellow since 2006, The Cost of Poverty in Toronto report (November 2016) is the result of six months of collaborative work.

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Implementing a Basic Income Guarantee in Canada: Prospects and Problems

Robin Boadway is the Sir Edward Peacock Professor of Economic Theory at Queen's University, and a Fellow of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations. He studied at RMC, Oxford and Queen's and has been a visiting scholar at Universities of Chicago, Oxford and Louvain.

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Open Letter from Senators to Prime Minister, Deputy PM and Finance Minister - Calls for Minimum Basic Income


OTTAWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020—Today 50 members of the Senate of Canada from across affiliations and regions wrote to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister commending them for the government’s actions to date and calling for further evolution of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) in order to implement a minimum basic income.

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Rights-based approach key to alleviating poverty

Charitable programs rob people of dignity and do nothing to lift them out of poverty, studies show. Their proliferation masks bigger problems.

Children are socialized at a young age to believe that giving to charity is a venerable, altruistic practice. We are regularly inundated with advertisements to support children in the developing world.

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