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CANADA: Saskatchewan’s New Democrats, Canadian Medical Association, and Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction Endorse Guaranteed Income Pilot Project

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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.

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2 comments

  • The Saskatchewan Green Party congratulates the Sask NDP for FINALLY coming onboard to support the Guaranteed Basic Income.

    The Green Parties worldwide have supported the GLI / GBI for many many decades.

    In April 2016, the Sask Green Party will campaign on our REAL CHANGE PLATFORM 2016 that includes immediate implementation of a universal Guaranteed Income for all SK citizens via the Sask Assured Income for Everyone.

    http://www.saskgreen.ca

    • Andre Coelho

      Dear Victor,

      Thank you very much for this information. It will posted as a News article as soon as possible.

      It is with great joy that we observe more and more people coming onboard the Guaranteed Basic Income, around the world.

      Best regards,

      André

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