The Lindsay Advocate
The Lindsay Advocate will be hosting a free event on Oct. 5 in Lindsay, Ontario, featuring retired Senator Art Eggleton who will speak on why Canada needs a basic income — and how to get there.
Eggleton has been one of the basic income movement’s greatest Canadian champions. He remains Toronto’s longest serving mayor in history and was well-known for his progressive approach to social issues in the city.Read more
One of Canada’s most well-known inequality fighters, Senator Art Eggleton, inspired members of the Ontario Basic Income Network recently who were in Lindsay for their annual general meeting.
In his opening remarks, Eggleton wondered aloud if Lindsay would become known as “the Dauphin, Manitoba of this decade.”
Dauphin was a small town in Manitoba which was chosen for a program called ‘Mincome’ (minimum income) in the 1970s, which helped establish a reliable minimum income for about a third of the people who lived there.Read more
By Michael Swan
The Catholic Register
If the economy leaves 1.3 million Canadian children living in poverty, is the economy really working?
The answer is pretty clear for Senator and former Toronto mayor Art Eggleton.
“The system has failed,” he told religious leaders gathered at Queen’s Park Nov. 24.
“The band-aid approach, the incremental approaches that have been tried over the years – as good as the intentions have been – still haven’t been enough to really move the (poverty) numbers in a big way.”
Little tweaks here and there to welfare systems aren’t going to change the outlook for a million Canadian households who can’t pay the rent and put food on the table, Eggleton told members of the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARAC). Too many Canadians have been left behind by a rapidly transforming and globalizing economy, he said.Read more
By Roderick Benns
Publisher of Leaders and Legacies, a social purpose news site
It’s not something federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau will be allowed to forget, if Senator Art Eggleton has his way. Early in 2014, at a Liberal policy convention, two resolutions were made and accepted by delegates that steer the Liberal Party of Canada toward a basic income guarantee for working-age Canadians.
Eggleton says this is significant, and he has been talking it up wherever he goes.Read more