Disability Justice Network of Ontario


The Disability Justice Network of Ontario (DJNO), a collective of young people with disabilities, fully supports MP Gazan's motion for a Guaranteed Livable Basic Income, one that replaces the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit. A Guaranteed Livable Basic Income is not the end all be all with regard to tackling economic injustices faced by people with disabilities in this country, but when coupled with existing social assistance programs, proper universal pharmacare and housing supports, a GLBI will be a step toward  building a Canada where people with disabilities are free to be. For the government to provide anything less than GLBI amidst the global crisis we are facing would be further evidence of what we know to be true: that monetary profits holds more political weight than the value of human life in our country.