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Ending Poverty: Hugh Segal in Conversation with Mark Sutcliffe

About this Event

Join host, Mark Sutcliffe, for a conversation on ending poverty with Hugh Segal, whose latest book, Bootstraps Need Boots, lays out the moral framework and the economic rationale for a universal guaranteed annual income for all.

  • 1:00 p.m. Welcome
  • 1:05 p.m. Conversation
  • 1:45 p.m. Q&A

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About the author

For more than four decades, Hugh Segal has been one of the leading voices of progressive conservatism in Canada. A self-described Red Tory warrior who disdains “bootstrap” approaches to poverty, he has always promoted policies, especially a basic annual income, to help the most economically vulnerable. Why would a life-long Tory support something so radical? In this revealing memoir, Segal shares how his life and experiences brought him to this most unlikely of places. Bootstraps Need Boots is a passionate argument not only for why a basic annual income makes economic sense, but for why it is the right thing to do.


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Event offered in partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival and Library and Archives Canada.