LPRC Brings Top Basic Income Speakers To King’s – Resources for Preparation

Following an invigorating evening of conversation at the Oxford-style debate held at the Wolf Performance Hall on Monday, April 18, the London Poverty Research Centre is honoured to host some of Canada’s leading experts on basic income guarantee on Tuesday, April 19 for an evening of learning and conversation. (Register here)

Senator Art Eggleton has served the people of Canada and the city of Toronto in elected office for over 40 years.  He was born, raised, and educated in Toronto, where he served years as a member of Toronto’s City Council and following that served as Toronto’s longest serving Mayor, and for his service received the Civic Award of Merit. He spent 11 years in the Parliament of Canada, and in 2005, was appointed to the Senate of Canada. He currently serves as Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology and is a member of the Standing Committee on Transportation and Communications and the Human Rights Committee. In 2012, he co-founded and is co-Chair of the All Party Anti-Poverty Caucus, a group consisting of Members of Parliament and Senators from all political parties. In 2015 he was appointed by the Mayor of Toronto to be Chair of the Mayor’s Task Force on Toronto Community Housing.  He is an honorary member, or member, of several non-profit boards and advisory committees.

Dr. Evelyn L. Forget is an economist, professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba and Academic Director of the Manitoba Research Data Centre. She is an adjunct scientist with the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and a research associate with the Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research. She is currently investigating the health and social outcomes associated with basic income, and recently re-discovered and re-analyzed data associated with the Canadian MINCOME experiment. She received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for her work on poverty, and the Mike McCracken Award in Economic Statistics from the Canadian Economics Association.

Are you interested to read more about basic income guarantee before the event? Here are some resources:

Academic Resources

Forget, E. L. (2011). The town with no poverty: the health effects of a Canadian Guaranteed Annual Income Field Experiment. Canadian Public Policy, 37(3), 283-305. (Get access to PDF here via ResearchGate.net)

Pasma, C., & Mulvale, J. (2009). Income Security for All Canadians: Understanding Guaranteed Income. Ottawa: Basic Income Earth Network Canada.(Get access to PDF here via Citizens for Public Justice)

Smith-Carrier, T., & Green, S. “How To End Poverty: Promoting A Basic Income Guarantee”. 2016. Presentation. (Download here)

Young, M. E., & Mulvale, J. P. (2009). Possibilities and prospects: The debate over a guaranteed income. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. (Get access to PDF here via the Social Science Research Network)

Articles, News & Opinion Editorials

Eggleton, Sen. Art (2016, February 26). It’s Time for Canada to Test a Basic Income. Huffington Post. Retrieved from: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/sen-art-eggleton/art-eggleton-basic-income_b_9331180.html

The Star. (2016, February 12) Basic Income is tempting – but it could backfire. Opinion Editorial. Retrieved from: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2016/02/12/basic-income-is-tempting-but-it-could-backfire-editorial.html

Infographic

The Case for Guaranteed Income

(Credit to Citizens for Public Justice)