I SUPPORT BILL C-223
Whereas current social assistance rates keep people trapped below the poverty line, leaving them unable to afford basic essentials like food, rent and transportation;
Whereas Call for Justice 4.5 from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls calls for the establishment of a guaranteed liveable basic income (GLBI)
Whereas a GLBI will give workers more power to demand better pay and working conditions, and not force them to take low wage, no benefit jobs;
Whereas a GLBI can be funded by ending handouts to big corporations, tackling tax evasion, and asking the ultra-rich to pay their fair share in taxes;
Whereas a GLBI, alongside an expanded social safety net, will lift millions out of poverty and ensure people can live with dignity;
WE THE UNDERSIGNED call on the House of Commons of Canada to pass Bill C-223: A National Framework for a Guaranteed Liveable Basic Income Act.