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Irish Basic Income Arts pilot shows positive impact

The Irish government approved the trial program in 2021, allocating an initial budget of €25 million ($27 million). Today, the budget for the project is €33.8 million ($37 million) a year, according to the New York Times. MEDIA RELEASE: Ireland’s Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, has today welcomed the publication of […]
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New Basic Income Report Charts a Path for Prince Edward Island

Canada’s smallest province could become the demonstration project for a national basic income benefit available for all Canadians who need it. MEDIA RELEASE: “This morning, leading basic income experts released a new report called A Proposal for a Guaranteed Basic Income Benefit in Prince Edward Island. This report presents a basic income model for a […]
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Prince Edward County council calls for national guaranteed income program

By Nicole Kleinsteuber. INQUINTE.CA Prince Edward County council is joining other municipalities in calling on upper levels of government to establish a guaranteed livable income to help eradicate poverty. The motion put forward by Coun. Bill Roberts was approved on Tuesday night. This comes as the Senate Finance Committee began looking into a national framework […]
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Belleville City Council supports Guaranteed Income

By John Spitters. Quinte News. “Belleville council is supporting the establishment of a national guaranteed livable income program. Mayor Neil Ellis said such a program might go a long way toward solving a growing problem plaguing communities everywhere. “You know a living income is geared to homelessness too, whether that research has been done (I’m […]
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Napanee votes for basic income

By Michelle Dorey Forestell, Kingstonist “Napanee supports fellow municipalities on basic income. The Council of the Town of Greater Napanee made some progressive political moves this week at its Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2023, meeting when Councillor Angela Hicks brought forward two pieces of correspondence from other Ontario municipalities asking for Napanee’s support on the provincial […]
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Tribute: Segal’s memory is truly a blessing

By Jamie Swift and Elaine Power. The Whig-Standard. Four years ago, we interviewed Hugh Segal for a book on Basic Income. He had been diagnosed and was being treated for the disease that ended his life last week. Typical of Hugh’s gracious generosity, the lifelong Conservative praised the medical team that had treated him, adding […]
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Hamilton City Council votes 16-0 in support of basic income

By Kerry Lubrick and Ann McRae “Hamilton council’s support for basic income a proud moment. On June 7 Hamilton city council passed a resolution asking the provincial and federal governments to get going with basic income. The vote was unanimous: 16-0. Why is this important? Wasn’t Hamilton the site of a basic income pilot project just […]
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Basic income video by gig worker was a labour of love and a call to urgent action

Roderick Benns recently posed a few questions to Craig Berggold, creator of the recent basic income video that was an instant success. Watch the short video here. Benns: What was the inspiration for this type of video, featuring these people? (We’ve had BI videos before…including one animated….but why this kind?) Berggold: We wanted to create […]
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Conservative Call for Basic Income

By Hugh Segal
“Basic Income is affordable, reduces health problems, encourages work and is far more efficient, humane and respectful than welfare. My kind of Conservative believes in evidence based policy…”
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Will Liberals Prioritize Basic Income?

By Jamie Swift
“As the 2022 Ontario election approaches, the provincial Liberals under Stephen Del Duca have said that, if elected, they’d re-start the BI pilot.”
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