Charter Rights and the Encampment Ruling: What Does it Mean for Waterloo Region and Beyond?


In the first ruling of its kind in Ontario, on Jan 27th the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that the Region of Waterloo's attempt to evict encampment residents at 100 Victoria St. N was a violation of Charter rights (CV-22-717). Moderated by Laura Pin, Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Wilfrid Laurier […]

Why Canada Needs a Basic Income Guarantee – A Panel Discussion

Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada 232 King Street North, Waterloo, Canada

Amid soaring costs of essentials, could a basic income guarantee be the game-changer? Both the market economy and welfare system are falling short, with minimum-wage workers, and people receiving social assistance trapped thousands of dollars below the poverty line. Imagine a transformative solution: a basic income guarantee for every adult, employed or not. Critics may […]