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Conference - The New Economy and a Basic Income Guarantee

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Conference - The New Economy and a Basic Income Guarantee

A basic income guarantee (BIG) could provide every Canadian with an income sufficient to meet their minimal needs and live with dignity. Such a policy could also be a response to recent changes in the nature of employment, labour and work (e.g., declining benefits, employment precarity, erosion in working conditions, income inequality, free trade, job automation, outdated laws).

This conference will bring together over 250 representatives from academia, community, government, industry, law, unions and workers to:

• Identify changes to the nature of employment, labour and work that are pushing stakeholders in work arrangements (e.g., government, industry, labour, and workers) towards considering changes to social programs;
• Understand the challenges, expectations, and priorities of stakeholders to more effectively reflect their basic needs in the design of social programs;
• Review the fundamentals, history, and purpose of a BIG, as well as the evidence and theory on the intended and unintended labour market impacts of such a policy;
• Explore the relationship between a basic income guarantee policy and the broader politics of
labour policy and redistribution in Ontario; and
• Examine the economic, financial, political and social realities that are underlying stakeholders’ motivations towards administering, designing, organizing, planning, and receiving a BIG.
  • WHAT:
    Conference - The New Economy and a Basic Income Guarantee
  • DATE:
    May 29 2017
  • TIME:
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • WHERE:
    Conference - 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    Innis Town Hall Theatre (2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2E8)

    Reception - 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    CIRHR Library (121 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 2E8)
  • OPEN TO:
    Private event. Registration required.
    Centre For Labour Management Relations

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Suggested Rate - $60.00 + HST
Discounted Rate - $25.00 + HST

In consideration of the conferences subject matter, the organizers have endeavored to make this event affordable for everyone interested in attending.

The suggested rate partially helps to cover the cost of the event, enables us to continue offering high quality programming, and creates opportunities for others to register at the discounted rate. 

The discounted rate is intended for those who may not be able to participate otherwise. Please use your own discretion when selecting this option.

Both rates include: beverages and food during breakfast, lunch and reception; opportunities to network during breakfast, breaks, lunch, and reception; opportunities to ask questions during three panel question and answer periods; a printed copy of conference program; a digital copy of post conference proceedings.