Saturday was the last general council of the Quebec Liberal Party before the October election.
For $100, you got to enjoy a buffet, you were given the privilege of buying a local beer for $7.75 at the President's Cocktail and you got the chance to meet interesting people... if you were a member of the LPQ (another $5). Here is a personal take on my encounters....
The Institut du nouveau monde (INM), a non-partisan organization whose mission is ̂to promote citizen participation in democratic life, is currently conducting a vast online public conversation on intergenerational solidarity and equity in Quebec. Here is my contribution to the debate. It goes, of course, to Basic Income.
Both Greece and the province of Québec have adopted aform of UBI. Neither program qualifies as a genuine Basic Income because both are means-tested. However, there is a stark difference between the two.
The Greek program, "Social Solidarity Income," has been rolled out countrywide since February 2017. It is not a test. A key feature of the SSI is that eligibility does...
Bill n°173 : An Act mainly to introduce a basic income for persons with a severely limited capacity for employment
Who can be against a law that increases the income of people in great need? This is the great skill of this project which does not lend itself easily to criticism by using deceptive language for ideological purposes.