Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities

The Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities supports MP Leah Gazan’s motion that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit be converted to a Guaranteed Livable Basic Income. As an organization advocating for the rights of people with disabilities, a disproportionately low income demographic, we have heard from our members time and time again that Employment Income Assistance is not enough. We fully endorse Ms. Gazan and her efforts to ensure all Canadians live “in dignity with basic human rights”, as mentioned in her letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It is time for people with disabilities to receive the services and benefits they so desperately need.