Also known as basic income, a guaranteed livable income would provide all adults with the financial security to upgrade their education, retrain for new jobs or start new businesses. In a 2017 pilot program, 4,000 Ontarians did just that. Before the pandemic, millions of Canadians already faced precarious work. After the pandemic, a guaranteed livable income will be needed more than ever to combat rising inequality.
February 09, 2021
OTTAWA – "Yesterday, the Green Party of Canada hosted a roundtable panel discussion on a Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI). I was joined by our Green MPs Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands) and Paul Manly (Nanaimo-Ladysmith), and basic income experts Floyd Marinescu, of UBI Works, and Sheila Regher, of Basic Income Canada Network, for an important and necessary response to last month's B.C. Basic Income Panel Report.