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e-2577 (Social affairs and equality)

Initiated by Chris Alemany from Port Alberni, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

  • The unequal patchwork of insurance, support, and welfare systems across Canada represent a barrier to the constitutional right of Canadians to live and seek work anywhere in the country;
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for a more robust and all-inclusive support structure for all Canadians in both normal times and in crisis situations; and
  • A universal basic income has been tested successfully in multiple jurisdictions in Canada and around the world with positive economic and social impacts.
We, the undersigned, people of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to work urgently across party lines and in partnership with provincial and territorial governments to overhaul our employment and welfare systems and implement a guaranteed, consistent, national, and livable universal basic income system for all Canadians in all parts of Canada.
Open for signature
May 7, 2020, at 10:49 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
June 6, 2020, at 10:49 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Gord Johns (Courtenay—Alberni)
June 10, 2020 (Petition No. 431-00248)
Photo - Gord Johns
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia
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