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Senator Hugh Segal speaks at "Guaranteed Annual Income? Ethical leadership on ending poverty," hosted by the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership:

Senator Hugh Segal and Alan Echenberg talk about why Canada can afford to ensure every citizen has a guaranteed annual income:


Basic Income Earth Network:

United States Basic Income Guarantee Network:

Citizen's Income Trust (UK):

Global Basic Income Foundation:

Canada Social Research Links, Guaranteed Annual Income

Books on basic income in Canada

Francois Blais (2002). Ending Poverty: A Basic Income for All Canadians. Toronto: James Lorimer

S. Lerner, C. Clark and W. R. Needham (1999) Basic Income: Economic Security for All Canadians. Toronto: Between the Lines

Articles and Papers

Citizens for Public Justice (2008) “Towards a Guaranteed Livable Income,” CPJ Backgrounder and Position Paper. Available at:

James P. Mulvale (2008) "Basic Income and the Canadian Welfare State: Exploring the Realms of Possibility," Basic Income Studies: Vol. 3: Iss. 1, Article 6. Available for free at:

Margot Young and James P. Mulvale (2009) “Possibilities and Prospects: The Debate Over a Guaranteed Income,” Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Available at:

Women's Economic Justice Report on Guaranteed Livable Income - (2006) - Voices from the grassroots: A series of interviews with diverse women in Victoria BC on the benefits of a guaranteed income arranged by theme. Funded by Status of Women Canada in 2006. Available at

Richard Pereira (2009) “Economic security in the twenty-first century – Guaranteed Annual Income: An ecological, democratic, justice and food security imperative”. Available at:

Richard Pereira (2009) «La sécurité économique au XXIe siècle - Revenu annuel garanti / allocation universelle: L’impératif écologique, démocratique, de la justice et de la sécurité alimentaire»

On-line Academic Journal

Basic Income Studies: An International Journal of Basic Income Research, available for free at (follow the instructions to access the articles for free through BEPRESS guest access).

Parliamentary discussion

Proceedings of the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (Sub-Committee on Cities), 13 June 2008. “Guaranteed Annual Income: Has Its Time Come?” Available at: