120 CANADIAN CEOs AND BUSINESS OWNERS REPRESENTING OVER $2.3B IN COMBINED ANNUAL REVENUES ARE IN SUPPORT OF A UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME IN CANADA.
Who We Are
We are a group of Canadian CEOs and business leaders representing diverse industries and views, who share a common concern about the state and future of the economy.
Jim Estill, Danby.com, Appliance Manufacturer
Peter Neal, Neal Brothers Foods, ood brand & distributor of natural/organic foods.
Audrey Mascarenhas, Questortech.com, Clean air technology company focused on the clean combustion of waste gases to improve air quality and reduce green-house gas emissions
Kelsey Ramsden, Belvedere Place Developments, Civil Construction Company
Michael Tamblyn, Kobo.com, Canadian success story in e-books, audio-books and e-readers
Melissa Austria, GotStyle, Casual, social, and business wear stores in the GTA
Josie Rudderham, Cakeandloaf.ca, From scratch bakery, using local ingredients for better food
Steve Ballantyne, Stationcoldbrew.com, Premier beverage manufacturer
1. Accelerating technological job displacement due to advances in automation, software, and AI
2. Globalization of jobs which has gone beyond manufacturing and textiles to entry and mid-level information work
3. The ongoing transition of work to part time, contract, and gig-work
4. Winner takes all markets where companies such as Amazon are absorbing greater shares of economic activity
In the News
Why WE should adopt a basic income
UBI improves lives, enhances freedom and is a matter of social justice, writes Guy Standing. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the case for BI does not rest on the assumption that robots and artificial intelligence will cause mass unemployment or that it would be a more efficient way of relieving poverty than present welfare systems (although it would).
“People with basic security tend to be more altruistic and empathetic, solidaristic and engaged in the community”
Business, the Modern Economy, and Basic Income, feat. Floyd Marinescu
How has the economy changed over the last generation, and what do we have to contend with that previous eras did not? Podcast host Jim Pugh and Floyd Marinescu, CEO of C4Media and co-author of the 100 Canadian CEO’s Letter on this site, discuss these issues and more on this episode, which focuses on basic income from the business perspective. The podcast is a walk-thru of many of the points in the CEO's letter to Doug Ford. Get the Podcast: source, itunes, player.fm
How Basic Income Could Create A Whole New Class Of Entrepreneurs
The evidence is mounting that unconditional cash payments could unleash a new wave of business innovation.
“Once the basic income came to Lindsay, we noticed that our customers were spending more money, and we have more people coming in day in and day out ”