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Peter Block

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As anxieties about an economically unstable future grow globally, there is an alternative mindset much closer to home—literally just around the corner, in fact. Instead of relying on federal policy, our local communities are constructing an economy and a way of being that promises more stability and more local control.

Roderick Benns

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How should our governments respond in a world of uncertain work and rising inequality? This is one of the most important social policy questions of our time — providing a Basic Income Guarantee could be our first, best answer.

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A visual harvest of a Jan. 11 town hall on jobs and the local economy hosted by Member of Parliament Maryam Monsef in her Peterborough-Kawartha riding. Illustration by Axiom News team member Yvonne Hollandy. (See full illustration here).

MP's town halls are flirting with new ways of inviting citizens into ownership of their future

PETERBOROUGH - Canadian Federal Member of Parliament Maryam Monsef’s recent community gatherings in her Peterborough-Kawartha riding are modelling new forms of participatory process and citizen leadership. “I see citizens taking ownership of the question,” Maryam said, as over 120 citizens engaged in intimate conversations in circles of three at a January 11 town hall on jobs and the economy.

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