Paul Walsh pens open letter to Winnipeg Free Press

Last month, the City of Winnipeg sent out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for contractors to remove waste, including temporary shelters, from public land. This action will effectively displace and traumatize many of our citizens who are already experiencing immense poverty and marginalization.

In a letter to the editor in the Winnipeg Free Press, Paul Walsh wrote¬†that this call for proposals is not a plan for fighting poverty, but rather deals with optics and not root causes. Don’t fight poverty by punishing the poor, he said.

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*Update: Representatives from the City of Winnipeg met with community advocates in June and have CANCELLED this call for proposals, according to an article in CBC Manitoba.

In-depth Reading and Audio-Visual Resources

Basic Income: An Idea Whose Time Has Come. A TED talk delivered by Dr. James Mulvale at the TEDxUManitoba event, 24 March 2016

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Highlights of the North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress in May 2016 (produced by Winnipeg Harvest)

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Presentations at the NABIG Congress 2016

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Sid Frankel and James Mulvale, Support and Inclusion for All Manitobans: Steps Toward A Basic Income Scheme (2014) 37 Manitoba Law Review, pp 425-464

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Basic Income: An Anti-Poverty Strategy for Social Work. Audio podcast by Dr. James Mulvale, University of Manitoba, with Dr. Gretchen Ely. Episode 165 of in SocialWork podcast series of the School of Social Work, University at Buffalo (New York).

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