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Thanks to the support of hundreds of Canadians, the resolution below was passed almost unanimously by members of the Liberal Party of Canada at its national convention on 23 February 2014. This means that a basic income pilot is now party policy, but it does not necessarily mean that a basic income pilot will be included in the party's next election platform.

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Basic Income Supplement: testing a dignified approach to income security for working age Canadians

WHEREAS one in eleven Canadians lives in poverty (as measured by LICO), despite the array of income security and social assistance programs provided by federal and provincial governments;

AND WHEREAS income security programs such as the National Child Benefit and the Guaranteed Income Supplement provide an income-tested base benefit to low income children and seniors, but not working age adults;

AND WHEREAS there are perverse disincentives to exiting from social assistance systems, often referred to as the “welfare wall;”

AND WHEREAS the idea of a basic income supplement for working age adults was recently endorsed by the Canadian Medical Association as a means of improving the health of low income Canadians;

AND WHEREAS there was an encouraging pilot project of a basic income supplement for working age adults conducted jointly by the Government of Manitoba and the Government of Canada in Dauphin, Manitoba, in the 1970s;

AND WHEREAS the Senate of Canada, in its 2008 report on poverty, “In from the Margins,” called for a study on the costs and benefits of a basic income supplement;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada advocate for a federal pilot of a basic income supplement in at least one Canadian town or city, in cooperation with the appropriate provincial and municipal government(s).

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endorsed 2014-12-14 18:17:38 -0600
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endorsed 2014-11-23 22:12:29 -0600
Basic Income has proven to be successful numerous times in other countries, and a successful pilot has already been done in Canada with the Mincome project in the 1970s. Another study to cement these findings is exactly what is necessary to keep moving forward.
endorsed 2014-11-19 12:24:33 -0600
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posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-04 10:19:17 -0600
I've endorsed a pilot of a Basic Income Supplement. Let's convince the #lpc to put it in the platform #cdnpoli #poverty
endorsed 2014-11-04 10:17:43 -0600
endorsed 2014-11-03 22:22:08 -0600
posted about this on Facebook 2014-10-31 15:13:15 -0500
I've endorsed a pilot of a Basic Income Supplement. Let's convince the #lpc to put it in the platform #cdnpoli #poverty
endorsed 2014-10-31 15:11:28 -0500
Finally! Thank You!
endorsed 2014-10-31 07:45:33 -0500
endorsed 2014-10-30 21:15:44 -0500
endorsed 2014-10-29 08:37:39 -0500
It doesn’t make sense for our society to deem ever citizens life with a value and deserving of basic dignity and a standard of living, but then not support or help provide said standard.
endorsed 2014-10-24 21:52:40 -0500
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endorsed 2014-10-19 19:23:14 -0500
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endorsed 2014-09-30 17:35:58 -0500
I am compelled to endorse what I see as rational and for the benefit of human good in Canada.
endorsed 2014-09-20 19:46:04 -0500
endorsed 2014-09-19 21:10:58 -0500
I am one vote for a basic/living/universal income guarantee, as this is the support of life, and life is the value.
endorsed 2014-09-19 17:56:35 -0500
Let’s make this a reality, and lead the way as a outstanding example as the entire World prepares to do the same, that which is best for “All”. Equal life = equal money.
endorsed 2014-09-19 15:44:57 -0500
, National board member, Basic Income Party (Netherlands) endorsed 2014-09-18 16:43:39 -0500
I am ONE vote for a decent basic / living income
endorsed 2014-09-17 13:10:34 -0500
One of the best comments I’ve read about Universal Basic Income is stop thinking what will the next person do with it, and think what would you do with it.
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