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Prospects and Challenges for a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) in Canada: What Have We Learned So Far?

January 24, 2020 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please join us for an Economics Colloquium featuring four speakers:

Basic Income as a Tax Reform Initiative: Challenges and Options in a Federal Context
11:00 -12:00 (SCI 396)
Robin William Boadway, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics , Queen’s University

Is Canada Moving Toward a Basic Income?
1:00 – 2:00 (SCI 337)
Wayne Simpson, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Manitoba

Reforming Income Security in British Columbia: Which Way Forward?
2:00 – 3:00 (SCI 337)
Jonathan Rhys Kesselman, Professor Emeritus, School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University

Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) Behavioural Responses:What Do We Know and What Do We Have to Learn?
3:00 – 4:00 (SCI 337)
Katherine Cuff, Professor, Department of Economics, McMaster University

Lunch Provided at 12:30 in SCI 337. No Registration required. Open to all to attend


January 24, 2020
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Science Building (SCI)
1177 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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