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Evelyn L. Forget

EVELYN L. FORGET is Canada's leading authority on basic income. She began researching the subject in the 1970s and continues that work as an economist in the School of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. Basic Income for Canadians was a nominee for the Donner Prize for excellence in public policy writing. This new edition analyses the results of the short-lived 2018-19 Ontario experiment on basic income, along with the measures implemented by the federal government in spring 2020 in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Professor Forget has been consulted by governments in Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Finland, the Netherlands and Scotland on this topic. Her research has been featured on CBC Ideas, PBS Marketplace and in the documentary The Free Lunch Society. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Basic Income for Canadians

This book, updated in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, presents the evidence for the health and wellbeing benefits of providing a basic income to everyone in Canada who needs it.

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Basic Income for Canadians

This book presents the evidence for what happens when everyone is guaranteed a basic income, reflecting on a pioneering Canadian experiment and what has been learned since then

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9781459413528 | Published: October 2018