January 2022 Newsletter

Happy New Year from OBIN! 2022 is a provincial election year, so it is the perfect year to be organizing for Basic Income.


On Saturday, January 29, 2022, between 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. OBIN will be having out annual general meeting.

We will start our meeting with general business and conclude with guest speakers including Senator Kim Pate.  Updates on the Basic Income movements nationally and provincially will be provided.  Please consider participation in the OBIN Coordinating Team; we are still seeking people for some critical positions which include Promotion and Communications Coordinator (General) and Special Projects Coordinator.

The meeting will be held on Zoom, which you can join here https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85801014553?pwd=UWxqS2RwLzR5UkNaM0JnVU5hZndmUT09

We hope to see you there.

Kingston Basic Income

Kingston Basic Income Guarantee has launched a new website. They are also doing a fundraising drive, which you can contribute to here.

They plan on using the funds to buy hundreds of Basic Income Now signs, t-shirts, and to support Basic Income Now's campaign to have Ontario MPP candidates sign a Pledge endorsing Basic Income.

Guaranteed Liveable Basic Income Bill Introduced in Parliament

NDP MP Leah Gazan introduced a private member’s bill, Bill C-232 (which you can see here) to develop a national framework for a permanent Guaranteed Livable Basic Income (GLBI) in Canada. Gazan is proposing a GLBI for all people living in Canada over the age of 17 regardless of participation in the workforce or an educational training program.

You can watch the video of her bill being introduced here and you can read more about the bill and her statements on it here.

In Closing

We always appreciate hearing from you! Ideas, comments, etc. are needed to fuel our enthusiasm.

You can stay informed on our progress via our monthly Minutes.

Also, please consider donating. We appreciate anything and everything people can do to help.

Ontario Basic Income Network