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.