Following the declarations of support for a basic income guarantee by Mayor Don Iveson of Edmonton and Mayor Naheed Nenshi of Calgary, the Prince Edward Island (PEI) Campaign for a Basic Income Guarantee (C-BIG) has called on the provinces’ politicians to seize this political momentum for a basic income. All four political party leaders in PEI have gone on record in support of basic income, and C-BIG hopes to generate enough momentum for basic income to culminate in a pilot project in PEI.
For more information, see the following links:
Anne Wheatley, “Campaign calls on P.E.I. politicians to join Calgary and Edmonton mayors in backing basic income guarantee”, Campaign for a Basic Income Guarantee, 10 July 2015.
Roderick Benns, “Alberta’s big city mayors bring capacity crowd to their feet at national summit on poverty”, Leaders and Legacies, 7 May 2015.
Marie Burge, “P.E.I. ideal place to pilot basic income guarantee”, The Guardian, 10 April 2014.