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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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@jessimerritt tweeted link to this page. 2016-02-01 06:30:53 -0600
Basic Income Supplement. Let's convince the #lpc to put it in the platform #cdnpoli #poverty
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endorsed 2016-01-16 14:38:33 -0600
This is very important.
, Mr, me endorsed via 2016-01-11 15:44:49 -0600
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I've endorsed a pilot of a Basic Income Supplement. Let's convince the #lpc to put it in the platform #cdnpoli #poverty
endorsed 2016-01-11 15:37:13 -0600
endorsed 2016-01-06 12:39:31 -0600
This is a great idea – I recall Trudeau referring to it recently. My resulting internet search led me to this petition.

I have shared it on Facebook and anticipate a few more endorsements.

Living in Alberta, I am on the disability income AISH. I also work part time, being self employed. Although the AISH limits are generous enough for me, it would be great to have a guaranteed income not related to my income.

Regarding this being for only working-age Canadians, I hope the self-employed are considered for some supplement past age 65. I, like many other Canadians, was self-employed for most of my career and my CPP income will be negligible.

Thank you for the opportunity to comment.
endorsed via 2016-01-06 11:56:43 -0600
Tough Guy Mountain endorsed 2016-01-05 21:17:18 -0600
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I've endorsed a pilot of a Basic Income Supplement.
endorsed 2016-01-02 18:49:34 -0600
I support basic income initiatives because I want to build my own farm, but can’t risk losing my current income stream. A basic income guarantee would take the pressure off, encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation.
endorsed 2016-01-02 17:24:16 -0600
I contracted schizophrenia while in high school and since I didn’t work for two years I don’t qualify for disability. On Social Assistance I can’t afford a home in Halifax or good food. I am completely dependant on my parents. My peers all use food banks regularly. The current system is broken and needs an overhaul.
endorsed 2015-12-31 14:12:34 -0600
I am so tired , why am i telling you this. because i am 70 and still have to work because my cpp and oa pension won’t support me. it might pay my rent but it won’t buy me food and pay my utilities. my pensions are the same as the welfare support of those i care for. (mental and physical disabilites) Where in this town can you get rent at what welfare supplies 363 per month. unless you share a place with 3 to 4 other people. is that fair after we have worked all our lives and now we live on welfare suppl. or less. no wonder there are so many seniors that are homeless, We seniors deserve better. there aren’t enough beds even in the nursing homes. so where are we going to go in the future. i guess as the cartoon says. let seniors live in the prisons at least they will get food, shelter and safety and let the prisoners live in the outer world and make them support us.
endorsed 2015-12-30 15:22:33 -0600
My total annual income for 2014 was 21,92$ it will not be higher for 2015.
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