Media coverage Youth For Basic Income

‘Ontario youth need a guaranteed basic income’

By Johannah Brockie, Erick Carreras, Christina Muia and Farrah K. Seucharan
Hamilton Spectator (August 12, 2020)

Ask youth what they would do with an extra $2,000 a month and the answers might surprise you.

Young people disproportionately struggle with mental health issues and undertake increasing student debts, all while facing a daunting post-pandemic-era job market at a time when many jobs are precarious, underpaid, or part of the gig economy.

Johannah Brockie, Erick Carreras, Christina Muia, Farrah K. Seucharan, Safa Shahkhalili and Argerie Tzouras are members of the Basic Income Organizing Committee, part of OCIC’s Youth Policy-Makers Hub.

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OBIN & BIC’s basic income for the arts webinar

Published on Basic Income Calgary website

An online talk organized by Basic Income Calgary and OBIN with the help of Enough for all.

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Article in ArtNet News

Why the Entire Art World Should Back Canadian Arts Workers’ Push for Universal Basic Income

On Thursday, a coalition of more than 300 Canadian artists, arts workers, and institutions publicly released a letter addressed to prime minister Justin Trudeau and other high-ranking officials urging the creation of a permanent basic-income guarantee nationwide.

Read the whole article:

ArtNet News, The Gray Market by columnist Tim Schneider, July 20, 2020.

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News coverage by CBC Entertainment

“Canadian artists, writers, performers call for national basic income”

CBC, The Canadian Press, Entertainment, Jul 17, 2020.

British Columbia Media coverage

‘Here’s who needs support’

‘Here’s who lost jobs in the pandemic, and who needs support’

By Iglika Ivanova
The Tyee (July 17, 2020)

The COVID-19 crisis has caused unprecedented job losses across Canada, and B.C. has not been spared. Between February and May almost 590,000 B.C. workers lost their jobs or more than half their hours — 23 per cent of all workers employed in February. Despite a slight recovery of jobs in May and June, the scale of job losses and disruptions far exceed those seen in typical recessions.

While all sectors of the economy have been affected, the labor market hit has worsened existing inequalities. Lower paid workers in part-time, temporary and more precarious jobs where much more likely to lose their jobs or the majority of their hours than those in higher paid, more secure jobs.

Iglika Ivanova is a senior economist and the public interest researcher at the B.C. office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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Article in Canadian Art

Article “Artists and Advocates Push for Universal Basic Income in Canada” in Canadian Art magazine.

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75,000 Canadian artists unite

It’s time for a basic income

Today, artists, writers, technicians and performers are calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to create a permanent basic income guarantee.

A Public Letter from the Arts Community
for a Basic Income Guarantee

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Video advocating by Massive Attack

For the song taken from Massive Attack‘s Eutopia EP, this video features Professor Guy Standing in a striking advocacy for universal basic income, produced by Robert Del Naja and Euan Dickinson on the 22nd April 2020.

News Prince Edward Island

PEI government Special Legislative Committee on Poverty

Formed in July 2019, this all-party committee of the PEI Legislative Assembly was asked to “report back to the Legislative Assembly within twelve months with fully costed recommendations regarding the creation of a Basic Income Guarantee pilot for Prince Edward Island.”

Read the Committee’s Interim Report submitted July 8, 2020, which recommended that the provincial government adopt a market-basket measure as its official measure of poverty when making changes to legislation, regulations and policy.

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Clayton Windatt’s video

Hi All,

I have been working with a lot of artists and arts professionals from across the country all trying to formalize a pathway forward for a Basic Income Guarantee in Canada. I feel strongly that this program can benefit artists very much, as a result I have committed time and effort in supporting this initiative.

Published initially on Clayton Windatt’s blog: