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McMaster Basic Income Project Report Launch – with guest speaker Hugh Segal.

Wednesday, March 4th, the McMaster Institute for Health Equity presents a first look at the findings of the McMaster Basic Income Project. This event features the Hon. Hugh Segal, one of Canada’s foremost advocates for a basic income, as a special guest speaker.

Mar 02, 2020

The project report, Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience, is the work of McMaster researchers Mohammad Ferdosi (Political Science), Wayne Lewchuk (Labour Studies), Stephanie Ross (Labour Studies) and Ryerson University researcher Tom McDowell, in partnership with the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction.

The McMaster Basic Income Project assessed the effectiveness of basic income as a policy tool to support people living on low incomes. The project report, which is based on surveys and interviews with participants in Hamilton and Brantford, offers insights into who benefitted from the pilot in our region.

Date: Wednesday, March 4

Time:  11:30-12:20

Location:   McMaster University, Main Campus, Concert Hall, 1st Floor, L.R. Wilson Hall

All community members, faculty, students and staff are welcome at this free event.  No registration is necessary.  Refreshments will be served in the L.R. Wilson lobby from 11-11:20am. Guests are invited to start entering the concert hall at 11:20 so that the presentation can begin at 11:30 sharp.

This project received funding from the Hamilton Community Foundation, McMaster University, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.