Thursday. April 4 – 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
A meal will be served on site.

HEC Montréal – Hélène-Desmarais Building
501 De la Gauchetière W street, Room A.414 Adelaide
Montréal, QC H2Z 1Z5

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Minimum Income: Rethinking Government Income Support Measures in Quebec and Elsewhere in Canada

With Benoît Robidoux
Former Senior Associate Deputy Minister at Employment and Social Development Canada and is one of the authors of the report “A Proposal for a Guaranteed Basic Income in Prince Edward Island”
Raquel Fonseca
Full Professor, ESG-Université du Québec à Montréal, Holder of the Research Chair in Intergenerational Economics and member of the Expert Committee on Guaranteed Minimum Income in Quebec, one of the authors of the report « Le revenu minimum garanti : une utopie? Une inspiration pour le Québec »

Individuals who face a sudden job loss or drop in income often discover that Canada’s social safety net is incomplete and, for many, insufficient. As a result, gaps in income support programs can lead to more persistent poverty and poorer health outcomes, among other things, which only further increase the costs of public programs.

In recent years, some provinces have explored the idea of ​​introducing a guaranteed minimum income – which is a public policy where governments transfer funds to individuals to ensure their income is at a level that should meet their basic needs. What has research in Quebec, and more recently in Prince Edward Island, discovered about the potential of this policy idea? To find out, the Jacques-Parizeau Research Chair in Economic Policy invites you to a luncheon on April 4, 2024, at the new Hélène-Desmarais building at HEC Montréal (downtown), where renowned experts, Benoît Robidoux and Raquel Fonseca, will present their relevant research and thoughts.

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Raquel Fonseca
Full Professor, ESG-Université du Québec à Montréal, Holder of the Research Chair in Intergenerational Economics

Benoît Robidoux
Former Senior Associate Deputy Minister at Employment and Social Development Canada