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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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, member, Guelph endorsed 2015-05-24 13:47:36 -0500
A social justice group of three professors and one labour rep has proposed a guaranteed annual income plan that provides every adult with $20,000 a year and children with $6,000 … http://goo.gl/qJGPuM
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endorsed 2015-05-20 23:50:18 -0500
Honestly I’m so fucing depressed because I can’t afford to even go out with my friends without working my ass off for hours just to be able to pay for simple things like movies or small lunch. It doesn’t make any sense. Nobody should have to slave over someone else just to live a life. I’m not asking for a free house and a free car. All we need is a bit of money just to get by since our society is so hell bent on money. No money=no life? You should work to be able to afford extra things you want. Want a new bike? Work to pay for it. Want a new TV? Work for it. Going out for drinks with some buddies and need like 20$? I shouldnt have to use my own money. Don’t get me started on paying for food. We just need a little help just to keep us motivated to go outside and enjoy life instead of staying indoors where you dont have to spend money. We should be focusing on improving our quality of live not profit off of each other.
endorsed 2015-05-20 10:27:12 -0500
endorsed 2015-05-19 14:09:29 -0500
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endorsed via text message 2015-05-16 12:47:10 -0500
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endorsed 2015-05-11 18:26:24 -0500
Everyone has the right to basic accomodation and an opportunity not to live in poverty.
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endorsed via 2015-04-21 12:44:57 -0500
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endorsed 2015-04-14 20:59:21 -0500
posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-12 15:42:10 -0500
I've endorsed a pilot of a Basic Income Supplement. Let's convince the #lpc to put it in the platform #cdnpoli #poverty
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endorsed via 2015-04-11 23:23:43 -0500
Something like this can only benefit Canada and in the end save more money. I would happily pay more taxes for children to have more opportunity and better psychical and mental health. A healthy happy person is an efficient worker. Mincome was far more efficient at helping the poor pull them out of the endless welfare trap. As it stands it’s quite easy to get trapped and far more difficult to get out of welfare as it is now. And as for the economy when the poor don’t have to scrimp and save 24/7 they are able to spend. And the job market would improve as a result. The majority of people would work just as much as they are now. This whole “but people will get lazy” is bull. Who would just be content with the bare minimum? Everyone want a little extra savings or fun money. There are no down sides.
posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-11 19:39:53 -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 2015-04-11 19:39:01 -0500
I think this is a wonderful idea
posted about this on Facebook 2015-04-11 19:35:04 -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 2015-04-11 19:34:20 -0500
Women's Food and Water Initiative for a Sustainable Vancouver Island Bioregion Assoc. endorsed 2015-04-11 01:21:00 -0500
The exeptional (worse than severe) drought ongoing in California and east to Oklahoma is one of many climate change impacts which are threatening our food supply. A guaranteed basic income is urgently needed as an adaptation to the climate change food crisis. We need every possible person interested in local food production to have the option to do so full time. The economics for that to happen are just not there unless there is a basic income to support these vital workers, as well as caregivers for children, and so many other workers doing needed work that does not provide a livable income.
, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto endorsed 2015-04-09 17:20:11 -0500
I am a firm believer in the need for a guaranteed income, and this is a step in the right direction.
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, Member, North Vancouver Riding endorsed 2015-03-08 20:00:38 -0500
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