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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.

In February 2016, the Ontario government committed in its budget to work with communities and stakeholders to design a basic income pilot:

"One area of research that will inform the path to comprehensive reform will be the evaluation of a Basic Income pilot. The pilot project will test a growing view at home and abroad that a basic income could build on the success of minimum wage policies and increases in child benefits by providing more consistent and predictable support in the context of today’s dynamic labour market. The pilot would also test whether a basic income would provide a more efficient way of delivering income support, strengthen the attachment to the labour force, and achieve savings in other areas, such as health care and housing supports. The government will work with communities, researchers and other stakeholders in 2016 to determine how best to design and implement a Basic Income pilot."

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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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, , None endorsed 2016-12-20 14:22:40 -0600
I’m a disabled person. And l work my wages went down in the last 5 worked 8 years for same boss l hope this basic income comes to smiths falls ont .lm a superintented lm see alot of peaple lose thier apartment becouse they can’t afford rent food. And any other cost of liveing.smiths falls ont needs the help.l have even seen peaple go thew the garbage bins looking for food.please help these peaple where they can live in dignity for once.and yes help me as a disabled person working low wages. Thank you
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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 2016-12-18 15:47:36 -0600
This would really help me!
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, , 1991 endorsed 2016-12-13 11:07:10 -0600
endorsed 2016-12-10 10:52:32 -0600
I am male, retired, 72

My daily Pension combines is $ 55/day

That is CPP/OAS/GIS and Trillium

My federal MP does not care or help

My Toronto City Councillor does not care or help

My Ontario MPP only helps gays and lesbians.

$ 1350 is less than my pensions, me monthly rent is $ 1139

I am NOT getting rent supplement for I am white.

Good luck.
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endorsed 2016-12-06 15:34:34 -0600
I am in support of such a program, understanding personally the challenges of overcoming life circumstances and becoming oppressed by the current system. Beginning with poor health, followed by the sad consequences of divorce in combination with a failed system, I believe wholeheartedly that I would not be in the current economically impoverished state that I am stuck in today. I welcome the opportunity to gain an education and be a productive part in my community and the Canadian society as a whole.
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endorsed 2016-12-05 05:43:39 -0600
i would like to test pilot for 3 yrs on Odsp 95 % deaf work 2 part time jobs very little hours and pay full market rent,,,so hard to make ends meet….i can’t get ahead or save so frustrating
endorsed 2016-12-04 23:36:56 -0600
Great idea! I hope that it is only for “Canadians” and not for individuals that have newly arrived into Canada to receive these benefits. These benefits need to benefit Canadians born and raised in Canada, first.
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endorsed 2016-11-29 14:32:57 -0600
Long overdue!
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