We are supporting Prince Edward Island’s request to partner with the Federal Government to design and implement a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) for PEI. We have sent hundreds of letters of support to PEI’s party leaders and to the Prime Minister and other MPs supporting PEI’s request to partner with the Federal Government.
PEI has twice sought federal support to implement a BIG-PEI based on two cross-party unanimous votes in the Legislature (2016 and 2019). In the summer of 2019, the PEI Legislature created an all-party Special Committee on Poverty mandated to recommend design options for a BIG-PEI. The Committee just submitted their Interim Report that identifies their guiding principles and recommends the adoption of the “market-basket measure” as PEI’s official measure of poverty. Their final report is due in November 2020.
Write a letter of support for Campaign-BiG PEI
Write a letter to the Chair of the Special Committee on Poverty, the Premier of PEI and the Prime Minister supporting a federal/provincial partnership with PEI to implement a basic income guarantee based on the principles recommended by the all-party Special Committee on Poverty in their Interim Report.
Write a Letter to the Editor
Write a letter to your local newspaper in support of a basic income for PEI based on the principles recommended by the all-party Special Committee on Poverty in their Interim Report.
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