It’s time for a basic income
Today, artists, writers, technicians and performers are calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to create a permanent basic income guarantee.
For the song taken from Massive Attack‘s Eutopia EP, this video features Professor Guy Standing in a striking advocacy for universal basic income, produced by Robert Del Naja and Euan Dickinson on the 22nd April 2020.
Formed in July 2019, this all-party committee of the PEI Legislative Assembly was asked to “report back to the Legislative Assembly within twelve months with fully costed recommendations regarding the creation of a Basic Income Guarantee pilot for Prince Edward Island.”
Read the Committee’s Interim Report submitted July 8, 2020, which recommended that the provincial government adopt a market-basket measure as its official measure of poverty when making changes to legislation, regulations and policy.
Published initially on Clayton Windatt’s blog:
A guaranteed livable income would prevent people from having their lives shortened and made miserable from poverty and poverty-related ill health.– C.A. L’Hirondelle, Livable4All
A women-led group of volunteers in Vancouver, BC bringing the voices of the feminist, racial equality, and anti-poverty movements to the campaign for Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI), an income guaranteed to all set at a rate that meets the cost of living.
They want a non-taxable Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI) to replace our current exploitative and paternalistic welfare system, and reduce inequality in the labour market, without leaving anyone worse off.
They have developed a set of principles for a Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI).
Supported by a federal New Horizons for Seniors project, a group of seniors participated in a series of workshops designed to explore and develop an understanding of BIG. At the end of the project, they organized a very well-attended community event in Charlottetown.
Images from the Townhall that was co-hosted with Don Davies and Jenny Kwan in 2018.