CANADA: Saskatchewan’s New Democrats, Canadian Medical Association, and Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction Endorse Guaranteed Income Pilot Project
Saskatchewan’s New Democrats have endorsed a guaranteed basic income pilot project and are currently lobbying the provincial government to begin a limited distribution of a guaranteed income. The New Democrats are willing to accept either an unconditional basic income or a negative income tax. The endorsement and the subsequent effort to implement a guaranteed income came on the heels of a report from the Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction recommending a pilot project. The Canadian Medical Association has also expressed support for such a measure.
For more information on the potential Saskatchewan guaranteed income pilot project, see:
NDP Caucus Administration, “New Democrats call for a guaranteed basic income pilot project“, September 02, 2015.