A talk by Dr. Graham Riches.
Peterborough family physician Michelle Fraser explains why she wishes she could prescribe a basic income for her patients.
In April 2017, the Ontario government launched a basic income pilot project. Out of 4000 participants in Ontario, half will come from Lindsay. This means that Lindsay is at the heart of this innovative pilot. What happens there will tell us how receiving higher incomes will impact not only the lives of people involved in the project, but also the community as a whole.
Sponsored by the Basic Income Peterborough Network, this panel discussion reveals some highlights from the pilot to date.
John Hagarty, Chief of Police
Dr. Bert Lauwers, CEO of Ross Memorial Hospital
Roderick Benns, Lindsay Advocate publisher and journalist
Dana Bowman, Basic income participant
Peterborough community members talk about how a basic income would allow them to explore their creative side and invest in their art.
Peterborough community members talk about their experience of precarious work, and explain how a basic income would affect their lives.
Peterborough community members speak to the benefits of a basic income guarantee (BIG) for addressing food insecurity.
Peterborough community members speak to the benefits of a basic income guarantee (BIG) for addressing income inequality.