In August 2021, the NDP announced a Guaranteed Livable Income as part of its 2021 election mandate. Prior to that at the 2021 NDP National Convention, party members proposed more than a dozen Basic Income policy resolutions, although none were actually voted on.
Now that a Guaranteed Livable Income is official on the NDP platform, let the party know you expect them to honour their promise by using the tools on this page.
Update: August 12, 2021
Canadians asked NDP Leadership to put Basic Income on the Party Platform…
And they did! Incredible news UBI supporters! Today the CBC reported that NDP party leader Jagmeet Singh announced that a Guaranteed Livable Income is part of the party platform mandate if elected. This is an encouraging development and sign of hope! Let’s celebrate the progress that brings us one step closer to Canada’s first GLI.
The NDP proposes a wealth tax would help cover its projected services. UBI Works has presented a wealth tax as one of several ways to pay for a national basic income. Learn more: How To Pay for Recovery UBI .
With the 2021 federal election on the horizon the time is imminent to amplify our voice and support a GLI for all Canadians.
Want to be more involved? Join the NDP Basic Income Action team Facebook group. The group is for advocates who are active within the NDP to ensure the party leads on a progressive vision for basic income. Join the conversation and meet like-minded persons who believe UBI in Canada is achievable and necessary.
Basic Income could grow the economy sustainably while lifting 3.2 million families out of poverty and giving a raise to most Canadians (source: Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis). Today’s news gives us hope that a Guaranteed Livable Income is within reach. Ending poverty and growing the middle class is possible.
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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