NDP Motion on Basic Income Guarantee

The following motion will be debated in the House of Commons on Thursday, November 5, 2020. The debate on the motion should be at about 11:00 am AST and Leah Gazan’s speech is at 2:40 pm AST.

Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That, given that since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian billionaires are $37 billion richer while the most vulnerable are struggling, the House calls upon the government to put in place a new one percent tax on wealth over $20 million and an excess profit tax on big corporations that have been profiteering from the pandemic, and to re-invest the billions of dollars recouped from these measures to: (a) expand income security programs to ensure all individuals residing in Canada have a guaranteed livable basic income; (b) expand health care, including by putting in place a national dental care program and a universal, single-payer, public pharmacare program; and (c) meaningfully implement the right to housing with the full plan set out in the Recovery for All campaign and immediately fund a “For Indigenous, By Indigenous” urban, rural and Northern housing strategy delivered by Indigenous housing providers.

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