The Liberal Party has officially adopted policies in support of creating a Basic Income three times at their conventions in 2014, 2016, and 2018. Despite this, Basic Income has never been included in any of the Party’s platforms. At the Party’s convention from April 8-10, the Liberals will once again be voting on two policy resolutions for basic income:
• A UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME FOR CANADA (#3374)
• A CANADIAN BASIC INCOME - RETHINKING CANADAS’ TOMORROW (#3375)
If one of these resolutions passes, Liberal members will be telling their leadership for a fourth consecutive time that a Liberal government should institute a Basic Income. This time, one of the resolutions (#3375) is supported by both the Senior Liberal Commision and elected Liberal MPs, an indication that the Party establishment may finally be listening to its members.
If you would like to see either of these resolutions pass, make sure to let your party know by using the tools on this page.
To shift the conversation about basic income to recognize it as an economic need and economic opportunity, with the goal of seeing UBI implemented in Canada.
We want a Canada where everyone can pursue their potential and not be held back by basic material constraints or unsafe environments.
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