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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.

If you support another political party, we are happy to help you advocate on this issue.

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 2014-07-27 02:50:20 -0500
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endorsed 2014-07-17 08:02:15 -0500
Needs to be done.
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posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-11 14:32:25 -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 2014-07-11 14:31:44 -0500
This needs to happen. I want us all to feel secure and safe, and we are exactly the right sort of society for this to happen in.
endorsed 2014-07-11 12:32:47 -0500
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endorsed 2014-07-11 11:46:03 -0500
I would love to see what comes of this.
endorsed 2014-07-11 11:42:07 -0500
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endorsed 2014-07-11 02:45:03 -0500
This would immensely help those who are switching between jobs and have people to take care of, or those who are stuck without work through no fault of their own.
endorsed 2014-07-10 08:30:44 -0500
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endorsed 2014-07-06 23:13:58 -0500
posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-03 23:19:11 -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 2014-07-03 23:18:08 -0500
firstly.. this is canada your address bar shouldn’t show “state” but “province”


secondly. awesome idea. fell in love with it when reading up on dauphin ages ago. would’ve helped me a thousandfold as i struggle with money to get myself through college and become a paramedic. Lets get this ball rolling
endorsed 2014-06-30 06:40:27 -0500
Don’t count on items from Liberal party convention reaching platform status. Been there, done that. Show your support for basic income by signing on here. Making it non-partisan will create stronger message.
, Vice President, TurnAround Couriers endorsed 2014-06-13 09:37:29 -0500
Maybe people (99%’ers) would have some time to LIVE, instead of being worked all day, everyday, to death..
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