NABIG Day

The 13th North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress

BIEN Congress 2014 will be preceded by a pre-conference day on 26th June 2014 for the 13th North-America Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress, a joint meeting of the Basic Income Canada Network and the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network. The NABIG Day will focus on strategies to activate and implement a basic income policy in Canadian and United States jurisdictions.

This workshop will take place at the same venue as the BIEN Congress: New Chancellor Day Hall, McGill University, Montreal. Registered participants to BIEN Congress 2014 are welcome to attend the NABIG Day sessions.

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Atrium

Registration
June 26th 9:00am - 12:00pm
 
Lunch
June 26th 12:00pm - 1:15pm
 
Refreshments
June 26th 4:15pm - 5:00pm
 
 

Moot Court

NABIG Welcome Address
June 26th 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Sheila Regehr, Chairperson BICN
Mike Howard, Coordinator USBIG
 
The BIG Push Campaign
June 26th 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Kelly Ernst, Director The BIG Push
Rob Rainer, Founder The BIG Push

Canada has started a campaign to bring a Basic Income to Canada. Initiated by Rob Rainer and highly influenced by the ideas of Chandra Pasma, the campaign will be led by Kelly Ernst in the coming months. This campaign, the efforts outlined, and future plans will be described.

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What Would It Take to Make Basic Income the Law?
June 26th 2:15pm - 4:00pm

  1. The Honourable Stephane Dion, Former Leader of the Opposition and Liberal Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for the riding of Saint-Laurent–Cartierville in Montreal

  2. Bruce Hyer, Deputy Leader, Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for the riding of Thunder Bay—Superior North

  3. NDP Representative TBA


Moderated by Mike Howard (Coordinator USBIG) and Jim Mulvale (Vice-President BICN)

This panel includes a number of Canadian politicians and members of BICN and USBIG. The panel will discuss not only the viability of a basic income in Canada and the US, but how it might actually come about.
 
A Tribute to the late Allan Sheahan, founding member of USBIG
June 26th 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Steve Shafarman, Activist Coordinator USBIG
Karl Widerquist, Founding member USBIG
 
IHSP PUBLIC LECTURE
June 26th 5:00pm - 6:20pm
(attendance free)
Dr.Reid_WEB“The Health Case for a Basic Income Guarantee”


Dr. Anna Reid, MD, Past President of the Canadian Medical Association, 2013-2014

Chair: Prof. Daniel Weinstock, Director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University

Lecture sponsored by the Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University

 

Anna Reid Poster
 
Wrap-up & Closing
June 26th 6:20pm - 6:30pm
Kelly Ernst, Secretary General BICN
Almaz Zelleke, USBIG Executive Committee
 
 

Room 202

Basic Income Canada Visioning
June 26th 9:30am - 12:00pm
Sheila Regehr, Chairperson BICN
Kelly Ernst, Secretary General BICN

This workshop will outline the past work of the Basic Income Canada Network / Réseau Canadien pour Le revenue garanti. It will then walk participants through a visioning process to determine what the vision of the network should be, the scope of the network, what key objectives the network should try to achieve, and the impact it hopes to make. The workshop is highly interactive and requires the full attention and participation of those who attend. Results from the workshop will be presented to the BICN board for their consideration and possible adoption.

Please email vision@biencanada.ca to confirm your participation in this workshop.
 
 

Room 203

US Basic Income Guarantee Network Open Meeting
June 26th 9:30am - 12:00pm
Mike Howard, Coordinator USBIG

The US Basic Income Guarantee Network will host an open meeting for current and prospective members of the US network. The open meeting will include a discussion of current developments in the US and prospects for basic income to gather more support in the US. The open meeting will be followed by an organizational meeting of those interested in active participation in the network.

Please email michael.howard@umit.maine.edu to confirm your participation in this workshop.