o discuss and reference “Manitoba MP Submits Motion to Convert CERB Benefit to Permanent Basic Income” by Amber McGuckin, “Distributive Justice” by John Rawls and “Basic Income, Self-Respect and Reciprocity” by Catriona McKinnon

000 words maximum (up to 50 words grace will be permitted without penalty. Papersexceeding 1050 words will be penalized).Your citations and works cited are not included inyour word count.• If you would like to receive grading comments on your final paper for this course, please optin by writing “Comments” in the top left corner of your paper.• Provide your word count at the top right corner of your paper.• MLA style citations and works cited required (in text citations must include author’s last nameand page number).• Canadian English spellings required (except for direct quotes).• Gender inclusive language required (except for direct quotes).• Papers must be double spaced.• Papers must be in PDF formatIn the article “Manitoba MP Submits Motion to Convert CERB Benefit to Permanent BasicIncome”, Amber McGuckin explains that Canadian MP Leah Gazan “tabled a motion in theHouse of Commons to convert CERB into a permanent guaranteed liveable basic income.”CERB was a $2000 per month benefit available to workers residing in Canada who were aminimum of 15 years of age, who lost their jobs involuntarily or could not find employment dueto Covid-19, and earned at least $5000 in the year preceding the date of their application.Converting CERB to a permanent guaranteed liveable basic income or unconditional basicincome (UBI) would make this benefit permanent, and available to all (regardless of employmenthistory or income). Gazan argues that “COVID-19 has demonstrated that we do have theresources. We must ensure all individuals in Canada can thrive in dignity and that means makinginvestments to ensure basic human rights for all”In your paper you will construct an argument for whether or not CERB should be converted toUBI. The central focuses of this assignment are the course readings “Distributive Justice” byJohn Rawls and “Basic Income, Self-Respect and Reciprocity” by Catriona McKinnon.Would McKinnon think there are good grounds to convert CERB to UBI? Be sure to examineRawls’ and McKinnon’s arguments in detail, including the maximin principle and the socialbases of self-respect. Do you agree or disagree with McKinnon’s position? Should UBI be apermanent universal benefit in Canada?In this assignment you are required to discuss and reference “Manitoba MP Submits Motion toConvert CERB Benefit to Permanent Basic Income” by Amber McGuckin, “Distributive Justice”by John Rawls and “Basic Income, Self-Respect and Reciprocity” by Catriona McKinnon. Pagereferences for Rawls’ and McKinnon’s articles must be to the articles posted on the courseMoodle page.NOTE: This is not an economics assignment. This is an assignment on whether or not McKinnonwould argue for converting CERB to UBI, and whether or not you agree or disagree withMcKinnon’s position. Submitting a paper focused on purported economic constraints is off-topic.NOTE: There is no requirement to find additional sources for this assignment. Any additionalsources must be peer-reviewed and from an academic publisher.NOTE: You are advised to use direct quotes sparingly, and to explain ideas in your own words asmuch as it is possible to do so. Quotes can be used for emphasis, but not as a stand-in forexplaining theory concepts. If you rely on quotes to explain a theory, we will assume you do notunderstand the theory enough to explain it in your own words and evaluate you accordingly.In constructing your argument you must do the following:1. Have a clearly stated thesis.2. Explain the theory you are appealing to or arguing against clearly in terms of the concepts wehave encountered in class and in the course readings.3. Argue for your thesis with reference to material we have encountered in class and in thecourse readings.4. Anticipate an objection to your thesis.5. Reply to this objection.Please note the following:▪Papers without proper and complete citations and a proper bibliography will not beaccepted.▪Where applicable always cite passages and ideas from the readings NOT from the course notes.▪No late papers will be accepted.▪Papers will not be read beyond the maximum word count.▪Papers must be double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, with standard margins.▪Papers that do not meet these requirements will be penalized at the instructor’s discretion.Paper Sections:1. Introduction: Keep it brief and to the point. What are you going to argue, and how areyou going to argue for it? What theory will you appeal to/argue against? What majorpoint will your argument make? Your thesis statement is normally the last sentence ofyour introduction.2. Exposition: Here you will explain the view that you are either supporting or arguingagainst. Assume that your reader is intelligent but knows nothing about the theory orview you are explaining.3. Argument: Here you will begin the argument for your thesis. Stick to the best reason(s)in support of your thesis. Do not introduce more claims than you have the space todevelop adequately.4. Objection: Here you will consider a strong objection against your own argument. Howmight an opponent criticize your argument? You will likely want to stick to one strongobjection in this paper.5. Reply: Here you will continue your argument for your thesis by answering the objectionraised in section 4. It is important that this section brings something new to yourargument, and is not just a restatement of claims you have made earlier in your paper.6. Conclusion: Here you will briefly sum up how you have argued for your thesis.Writing a Philosophy Paper:www.sfu.ca/philosophy/writing.htm

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