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CANADA: The Saskatchewan NDP Cheered by Province’s Green Party for Supporting Basic Income

Following their announcement of support for a basic income, Saskatchewan’s New Democrats have received congratulations from the Saskatchewan Green Party for joining such calls. In correspondence with Basic Income News, Victor Lau, the Leader of the Sask Green Party, noted that the NDP debated the Sask Green Party in the last general election in 2011 and repudiated the Green Party’s support for the basic income, instead choosing to support social welfare and the social workers who are employed to administer those programs. Since then, Saskatchewan’s NDP has changed its tune.

The Saskatchewan Green Party has costed out a guaranteed basic income, titled the Sask Assured Income for Everyone, in their “Real Change” platform for 2016.

For more information on the Saskatchewan Green Party, here is the link for their website.

For more information on the Saskatchewan New Democrats, here is the link for their website.

Josh Martin

About Josh Martin

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Josh Martin is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science where he received an MSc in Social Policy and Planning and wrote his dissertation on the universal basic income as a possible solution to the problems facing Universal Credit in the UK. Prior to LSE, he attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and is originally from Decorah, Iowa.

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One comment

  • Henry Martin

    Not smart to have taken the opposing position, but very smart to reverse itself, stepping past any issues of pride or embarrassment. This is the NDP of folklore again.

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