Panel discussion on Basic Income to be held in Toronto: BICN chair to participate

By Roderick Benns

The chair of the Basic Income Canada Network, Sheila Regehr, will be speaking alongside other distinguished panelists at a community forum on Universal Basic Income in Toronto in June.

In addition to Regehr, MP Adam Vaughn (who also serves as a parliamentary secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau) will speak, as will Josephine Grey, director of Low Income Families Together (LIFT).

John Clarke, organizer of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty is also a panelist. The panel discussion will be moderated by Jacquie Chic from Ryerson University.

She is also a board member of Kensington-Bellwoods Community Legal Services (KBCLS) who are sponsoring the discussion.

Since the issue of Universal Basic Income was raised at their community forum on income security in December, KBCLS organized the community forum to facilitate the discussion of basic income within the community. 

The views of both proponents and critics of Universal Basic Income will be shared, followed by an open discussion. Since seating is limited, organizers ask that you register to confirm your attendance. 

Register by sending an email to kensington.bellwoods@gmail.com