Faith groups have been working with supporting the Basic Income movement for a number of years. The Open Letter below is one vocal demonstration of this commitment to a more just Canada.
"As bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada we write, compelled by our shared faith convictions and moral obligation to care for the human condition of all."
Read letter here.
Open Letter from Senators to Prime Minister, Deputy PM and Finance Minister - Calls for Minimum Basic Income
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020—Today 50 members of the Senate of Canada from across affiliations and regions wrote to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister commending them for the government’s actions to date and calling for further evolution of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) in order to implement a minimum basic income.Read more
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