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Basic Income can grow British Columbia’s economy

while ending poverty and growing the middle class.

See how Basic Income would affect British Columbia’s economy

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A landmark study by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) gives us a first ever look at the economic impacts of a national Basic Income and its effect on the economy of B.C.

1. Basic Income can grow the economy and create jobs.

  • +118K NEW JOBS
    Basic income could add 118,000 new full-time equivalent jobs in British Columbia in 5 years.
  • +$16B/YR IN GDP
    Basic Income could concurrently grow the economy of British Columbia $82 billion within 5 years — or up to $314 billion in 25 years.

2. Basic Income can be good for business in B.C.

  • +$6.6B/YR GROSS OPERATING SURPLUS
    Putting money in people’s hands lets them spend it in their local economies, driving business growth. It could add $34 billion to BC businesses’ gross operating surplus within 5 years — or up to $132 billion in 25 years.
  • +$3.4B/YR PRIVATE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
    Basic Income could add $18 billion in new private capital investments within 5 years — or up to $67 billion in 25 years. It could cause businesses to hire and spend more on wages for workers.

3. Basic Income is a raise for B.C. workers.

  • +$4.6% IN TOTAL WAGES
    Basic Income could support B.C. workers by growing total wages $6.3 billion a year on average over 5 years, or an increase of 4.6% by year 5.

4. All while ending poverty in B.C.

  • 451,000 B.C. FAMILIES LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY
    The report demonstrates that inequality is making our economy less resilient. Basic Income can eliminate poverty in B.C. while building a healthy, trickle-up economy that supports Canadian workers and businesses.

Étude : Le revenu de base peut stimuler la relance économique du Canada Atlantique, tout en mettant fin à la pauvreté.

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Une nouvelle étude du Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) nous présente un premier aperçu des impacts économiques d'un revenu de base national au Canada et ses effets positifs sur l'économie du Nouveau-Brunswick, de la Nouvelle-Écosse, de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard et de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador.

L'intérêt pour un revenu de base à l'Î.-P.-É. est croissant, ce qui aurait un impact massif sur l'économie non seulement de l'Î.-P.-É., mais aussi de toute la région atlantique, tout en mettant fin à la pauvreté et en faisant croître la classe moyenne. Faites savoir à vos élus que le revenu de base changerait la donne pour l'économie du Canada Atlantique.

Le revenu de base peut faire croître l'économie du canada atlantique et créer des emplois.

+41K Nouveaux emplois

Un revenu de base pourrait ajouter 41 000 nouveaux emplois équivalents à du temps plein au Canada Atlantique en 5 ans.

+5B$/AN en PIB

Un revenu de base pourrait faire croître l'économie du Canada Atlantique de 25 milliards de dollars en 5 ans - ou jusqu'à 186 milliards de dollars en 25 ans.

Le revenu de base peut être bon pour les affaires au canada atlantique.

+2,1B$/AN
D'EXCÉDENT BRUT D'EXPLOITATION

En mettant de l'argent entre les mains des gens, on leur permet de le dépenser dans leur économie locale, ce qui favorise la croissance des entreprises. Cela pourrait ajouter 10 milliards de dollars d'excédent brut d'exploitation des entreprises du Canada Atlantique d'ici 5 ans - ou jusqu'à 72 milliards de dollars en 25 ans.

+869M$/AN INVESTISSEMENTS EN CAPITAUX PRIVÉS

Un revenu de base pourrait ajouter 4 milliards de dollars en nouveaux investissements de capitaux privés en 5 ans - ou jusqu'à 30 milliards de dollars en 25 ans. Il pourrait inciter les entreprises à embaucher et à dépenser davantage pour les salaires des travailleurs.

Le revenu de base est une augmentation de salaire pour les travailleurs du canada atlantique.

+2,8% en salaire total

Un revenu de base pourrait soutenir les travailleurs du Canada Atlantique en augmentant les salaires totaux de 2 milliards de dollars par an en moyenne sur 5 ans, soit une augmentation de 2,8 % à la cinquième année.

Tout en mettant fin à la pauvreté au canada atlantique.

183 000 FAMILLES du canada atlantique sorties de la pauvreté

Cette étude démontre que les inégalités diminuent la résilience de notre économie. Un revenu de base peut éliminer la pauvreté au Nouveau-Brunswick, en Nouvelle-Écosse, à l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard et à Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador tout en construisant une économie saine, à effet de ruissellement vers le haut, qui soutient les travailleurs et les entreprises du Canada.

All while ending poverty in Atlantic Canada.

183,000 Atlantic Canadian FAMILIES LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY

The report demonstrates that inequality is making our economy less resilient. Basic Income can eliminate poverty in Atlantic Canada while building a healthy, trickle-up economy that supports Canadian workers and businesses.

FamilLes au Canada atlantique - Sans RBU et avec RBU

Basic Income can grow British Columbia’s economy

while ending poverty and growing the middle class.

See how Basic Income would affect British Columbia’s economy

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A landmark study by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) gives us a first ever look at the economic impacts of a national Basic Income and its effect on the economy of B.C.

1. Basic Income can grow the economy and create jobs.

  • +118K NEW JOBS
    Basic income could add 118,000 new full-time equivalent jobs in British Columbia in 5 years.
  • +$16B/YR IN GDP
    Basic Income could concurrently grow the economy of British Columbia $82 billion within 5 years — or up to $314 billion in 25 years.

2. Basic Income can be good for business in B.C.

  • +$6.6B/YR GROSS OPERATING SURPLUS
    Putting money in people’s hands lets them spend it in their local economies, driving business growth. It could add $34 billion to BC businesses’ gross operating surplus within 5 years — or up to $132 billion in 25 years.
  • +$3.4B/YR PRIVATE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
    Basic Income could add $18 billion in new private capital investments within 5 years — or up to $67 billion in 25 years. It could cause businesses to hire and spend more on wages for workers.

3. Basic Income is a raise for B.C. workers.

  • +$4.6% IN TOTAL WAGES
    Basic Income could support B.C. workers by growing total wages $6.3 billion a year on average over 5 years, or an increase of 4.6% by year 5.

4. All while ending poverty in B.C.

  • 451,000 B.C. FAMILIES LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY
    The report demonstrates that inequality is making our economy less resilient. Basic Income can eliminate poverty in B.C. while building a healthy, trickle-up economy that supports Canadian workers and businesses.

Basic Income can grow British Columbia’s economy

while ending poverty and growing the middle class.

See how Basic Income would affect British Columbia’s economy

Share video on Social:

A landmark study by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) gives us a first ever look at the economic impacts of a national Basic Income and its effect on the economy of B.C.

1. Basic Income can grow the economy and create jobs.

  • +118K NEW JOBS
    Basic income could add 118,000 new full-time equivalent jobs in British Columbia in 5 years.
  • +$16B/YR IN GDP
    Basic Income could concurrently grow the economy of British Columbia $82 billion within 5 years — or up to $314 billion in 25 years.

2. Basic Income can be good for business in B.C.

  • +$6.6B/YR GROSS OPERATING SURPLUS
    Putting money in people’s hands lets them spend it in their local economies, driving business growth. It could add $34 billion to BC businesses’ gross operating surplus within 5 years — or up to $132 billion in 25 years.
  • +$3.4B/YR PRIVATE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
    Basic Income could add $18 billion in new private capital investments within 5 years — or up to $67 billion in 25 years. It could cause businesses to hire and spend more on wages for workers.

3. Basic Income is a raise for B.C. workers.

  • +$4.6% IN TOTAL WAGES
    Basic Income could support B.C. workers by growing total wages $6.3 billion a year on average over 5 years, or an increase of 4.6% by year 5.

4. All while ending poverty in B.C.

  • 451,000 B.C. FAMILIES LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY
    The report demonstrates that inequality is making our economy less resilient. Basic Income can eliminate poverty in B.C. while building a healthy, trickle-up economy that supports Canadian workers and businesses.

Report: Basic Income can kickstart British Columbia's economic recovery, while ending poverty.

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A landmark study by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) gives us a first ever look at the economic impacts of a national Basic Income and its positive effects on the economy of B.C.

A recent report by the BC Basic Income Panel suggests Basic Income is too expensive, and not the right solution. We disagree, as does the data. Read our response and reactions from the international community here.

Basic Income can grow the economy and create jobs.

+118K NEW JOBS

Basic income could add 118,000 new full-time equivalent jobs in British Columbia in 5 years.

+$16B/YR IN GDP

Basic Income could concurrently grow the economy of British Columbia $82 billion within 5 years — or up to $314 billion in 25 years.

Basic Income can be good for business in B.C.

+$6.6B/YR GROSS OPERATING SURPLUS

Putting money in people’s hands lets them spend it in their local economies, driving business growth. It could add $34 billion to BC businesses’ gross operating surplus within 5 years — or up to $132 billion in 25 years.

+$3.4B/YR PRIVATE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS

Basic Income could add $18 billion in new private capital investments within 5 years — or up to $67 billion in 25 years. It could cause businesses to hire and spend more on wages for workers.

Basic Income is a raise for B.C. workers.

+$4.6% IN TOTAL WAGES

Basic Income could support B.C. workers by growing total wages $6.3 billion a year on average over 5 years, or an increase of 4.6% by year 5.

All while ending poverty in B.C.

451,000 B.C. FAMILIES LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY

The report demonstrates that inequality is making our economy less resilient. Basic Income can eliminate poverty in B.C. while building a healthy, trickle-up economy that supports Canadian workers and businesses.

All while ending poverty in B.C.

451,000 B.C. FAMILIES LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY

The report demonstrates that inequality is making our economy less resilient. Basic Income can eliminate poverty in B.C. while building a healthy, trickle-up economy that supports Canadian workers and businesses.

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