Basic Income - The Time is Now!
On June 22, 2020 we sent this letter calling for the implementation of a Basic Income program to Prime Minister Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister Freeland and Minister of Finance Minister Morneau.
An excerpt to our letter to the Prime Minister:
"A guaranteed Basic Income would overcome deficiencies in our social safety net.... It is a mechanism that lifts people out of poverty and puts money in the marketplace. It has been shown to reduce health care, criminal justice costs, and increase rates of school completion... no Canadian should have to live in poverty or be thrust into poverty by a public health crisis or economic emergency. We know that the Government of Canada shares that belief. Accordingly, we strongly urge the Government of Canada to implement a guaranteed Basic Income so that all Canadians have the ability to achieve and maintain a good quality of life."