It’s time to talk about a BIG idea to end poverty

A basic income guarantee would ensure every Canadian has money to meet basic needs for food, shelter, heat and clothing – and it would ensure better health

Across Canada and around the world, people from all sides of the political spectrum are starting to talk about the BIG idea of a basic income guarantee (BIG), also known as a guaranteed annual income. The Ontario government recently approved a three-year basic income pilot project and selected three cities – Hamilton/Brantford, Thunder Bay and Lindsay…

Ontario’s basic income pilot won’t fly

An unconditional cash transfer may encourage dependency on government, and discourage people from finding work and improving their lives

Ontario’s basic income pilot won’t flyBy Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre The Fraser Institute Ontario will launch a three-year basic income pilot program beginning this spring, to “better support vulnerable workers.” But the program will likely harm the people it intends to help by discouraging work and encouraging dependency on government. The program introduced by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's government will provide a single person…

The unsteady foundation of basic income proposals

Many people, especially seniors, could see a drop in their incomes under a guaranteed annual income

The unsteady foundation of basic income proposalsVANCOUVER, B.C., May 1, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Do the politicians seeking British Columbians’ votes on May 9 think we’re all under five-years-old and believe in Santa Claus? The public conversation about providing basic income in the province would suggest so. As the B.C. election approaches, we’re being regaled with all the enticing indulgences a new…

The guaranteed annual income is back!

For proponents, the key to an affordable guaranteed basic income is that it wouldn’t be layered on top of existing welfare arrangements

The guaranteed annual income is back!TORONTO, Ont. June 9, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Perhaps it is true that if you wait long enough, old ideas become new again – at least in the case of a guaranteed annual income. There are a number of variations to the idea but the basic gist is that everyone would be guaranteed an income by the state. Rather than…

A guaranteed annual income would improve health and reduce poverty

Offering a guaranteed annual income to reduce poverty and improve health is once again on the political radar

WINNIPEG, Man. / Troy Media/ - Offering a guaranteed annual income to reduce poverty and improve health is not a new idea in Canada, but it is once again on the political radar.  Dr. Evelyn Forget and Dr. Danielle Martin explain why Canada should consider implementing a basic income. Professor Evelyn Forget is a health…

Time to get serious about a BIG idea

Canada's system of social supports is a costly mess, so why wouldn't we test guaranteed income?

Time to get serious about a BIG ideaRED DEER, Alta. March 22, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The federal and Ontario governments have mused aloud recently about bringing basic income guarantee (BIG) to the front burners in their next budgets. Opposition parties in other provinces have also promised to put this in their next election platforms, and even the mayors of Edmonton and…

It’s time to test a basic guaranteed annual income

Even with all the social supports in place, the resulting income is often only enough to maintain a family in poverty

It’s time to test a basic guaranteed annual income//  guaranteed annual income [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/time-test-basic-guaranteed-annual-income/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on a [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/guaranteed-annual-income/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]guaranteed annual income[/popup]  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] OTTAWA, Ont. March 8, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Canada needs to tackle poverty in a new and aggressive fashion. I recently tabled a motion in the Senate calling…

What we can learn from a Basic Income Guarantee pilot

Improving health may be one of the most important outcomes

What we can learn from a Basic Income Guarantee pilot//  basic income guarantee  basic income guarantee [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/can-learn-basic-income-guarantee-pilot/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/guaranteed-annual-income/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Guaranteed Annual Income[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/poverty/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]poverty[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] By Laura Anderson Researcher Wellesley Institute and Danielle Martin Advisor EvidenceNetwork.ca TORONTO, Ont. Mar 3, 2016/ Troy Media/…

Creating an effective guaranteed annual income challenging

One appeal of the GAI rests on the potential to reduce government administrative costs by simplifying the income support system

Creating an effective guaranteed annual income challenging//  guaranteed annual income  guaranteed annual income [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/creating-an-effective-guaranteed-annual-income-challenging/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on the [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/guaranteed-annual-income/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]guaranteed annual income[/popup]  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] TORONTO, OTTAWA, WINNIPEG, CALGARY, EDMONTON, VANCOUVER OUT By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. Feb 24, 2016/ Troy Media/…

Premier Notley right to reconsider $15 minimum wage

Too much at stake for Alberta workers to enter the “uncharted waters” of a $15 minimum wage without assessing the potential dangers

Premier Notley right to reconsider $15 minimum wageBy Steve Lafleur and Hugh McIntyre The Fraser Institute In a recent interview, Premier Rachel Notley seemed to hint that the Government of Alberta could slow its plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 if the economy remains weak. The premier’s comments came one day after it was reported that an internal government briefing…