On Tuesday, September 22, at 12.30 p.m. on the eve of the Throne Speech, The United Church of Canada is asking Canadians across the country to light a candle in support of a guaranteed livable annual income, often referred to as the guaranteed basic income. Read the story on The United Church of Canada website.
The Social and Ecological Justice Commission has endorsed the call for a Guaranteed Livable Basic Income for all Canadians over the age of 18. Read the Sept. 15 letter in support from our Regional Council president, David Layton-Brown.
Add Your Voice
- Write a letter to your Member of Parliament. Use the template provided or write your own letter. Please cc Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland at firstname.lastname@example.org and Chrystia.Freeland@parl.gc.ca.
- Say a prayer and remember those who continue to struggle with poverty, unable to pay rent and scarcely able to afford food.