32 results found for "guaranteed annual income"
Research January 24, 2017 Peter Hicks
Providing a comprehensive, one-size-fits-all guaranteed annual income (GAI) is not the best solution to fighting poverty in Canada, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Toward a New Balance in Social Policy: The Future Role of Guaranteed Annual Income within the Safety Net,” author Peter Hicks urges policymakers to address poverty by using a “bottom-up” approach and...
Media Release January 24, 2017
January 24, 2017 – Providing a comprehensive, one-size-fits-all guaranteed annual income (GAI) is not the best solution to fighting poverty in Canada, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Toward a New Balance in Social Policy: The Future Role of Guaranteed Annual Income within the Safety Net,” author Peter Hicks urges policymakers to address poverty by using a “bottom-up”...
Op-Ed February 7, 2017 Peter Hicks
The accumulation of past failures in fighting poverty has breathed new life into proposals to introduce a basic income, also known as a Guaranteed Annual Income. Ontario, for example, has a pilot project underway championed by former senator Hugh Segal. But, is the basic income approach, where governments provide direct financial support to low-income people, the best approach? Basic income...
Event January 20, 2017
Join us for a briefing on why a comprehensive, one-size-fits-all Guaranteed Annual Income should not be seen as the ideal goal by policymakers. Long-standing social objectives, including antipoverty goals, can be met by a more multidimensional understanding of poverty and by developing a new generation of social programs. Inside Access is an exclusive, members-only opportunity: 30 minute briefing...
Intelligence Memos April 19, 2017
From: Peter Hicks To: The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Government of Canada The Honourable Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services, Government of Ontario The Honourable Chris Ballard, Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, Government of Ontario Date: April 18, 2017 Re: The Federal and Ontario Approaches...
Intelligence Memos August 22, 2018
In the C.D. Howe Institute’s inaugural Regent Debate four prominent voices sparred over the following question: Should Western democracies, such as Canada, establish a universal basic income? Today, former senator Hugh Segal’s argument in the affirmative. I will be humble in my presentation except to say this: Janice (MacKinnon) made some very good points. None of them relate to the issue at hand...