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  • Basic Income Canada Network – Names new members of BIG PUSH Council


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    The Basic Income Canada Network (BICN) is pleased to name Dr. Dennis Raphael, PhD, and Dr. Danielle Martin, B.Sc., MD, CCFP, MPP, as its newest appointees to The BIG Push Campaign Council. The council is a group of eminent Canadians whom BICN can turn to for advice. With the addition of Drs. Raphael and Martin, we hope to emphasize how basic income and the social determinants of health are intimately connected. Please watch for an innovative announcement about this connection in the coming few weeks.

    Dennis Raphael is a professor of Health Policy and Management at York University in Toronto. His many publications focus on the health effects of income inequality and poverty, the quality of life of communities and individuals, and the impact of government decisions on Canadians’ health and well-being. Dr. Raphael is author of Poverty in Canada: Implications for Health and Quality of Life and editor of Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives and Tackling Health Inequalities: Lessons from International Experiences. With Juha Mikkonen he wrote Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts, which is a primer for the Canadian public that has been downloaded over 200,000 times. It is available at

    Danielle Martin is vice-president of Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. She is a family physician in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women’s College Hospital and an assistant professor in the department of Family and Community Medicine and the department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Her focus is on improving health at the system level as well as the individual level. Her clinical work has involved remote northern medicine, as well as a current focus on maternity care, and she is an active medical educator.

    Kelly Ernst, Ph.D.
    Secretary General, Basic Income Canada Network
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  • Christian Peacemaker Teams: Three day vigil outside Israeli Consulate, Toronto – 9 AM, July 24, to afternoon July 26.

    Jews, Muslims, Christians and people of conscience have begun a continuous three day vigil outside the Israeli Consulate in Toronto. Beginning at 9 AM on Thursday, July 24, the vigil will continue until the afternoon of Saturday, July 26.

    Located at 180 Bloor St. across from the Royal Ontario Museum, the vigil condemns the indiscriminate targeting of civilians, the seven-year blockade of Gaza and Canadian complicity with Israeli occupation. The vigil is calling for the immediate cessation of the Israel’s assault on Gaza, now in its 16th day.

    Canadian Jewish Holocaust survivor Ursula Franklin, when speaking against Israel’s 2009 attack on Gaza, said Never Again means “never again for all people.”

    Israeli historian Ilan Pappe has recently described Israeli policies as an “incremental genocide.”

    Concerned that Israel may be in violation of international law, Amnesty International is calling for an international investigation into the conduct of Israeli forces. Israel has targeted hospitals and civilian homes.

    Christian Peacemaker Teams will be maintaining a continuous presence at the vigil. Please join us if you can and spread the word.

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    Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is an international, faith based violence reduction and human rights organization. CPT’s Aboriginal Justice Team (AJT) is mandated with undoing colonialism and supporting Indigenous communities seeking justice and defending their lands against corporate and government exploitation without community consent.

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