Tag Archives: guaranteed annual income

For action on poverty, vote Green

March 23, 2016: In his concluding remarks at the Make Poverty History election forum, Green Party leader James Beddome explained how electing Greens would strengthen the struggle against poverty. To watch the entire debate, go here. To learn about the Green plan for a guaranteed annual income, go here. Read More »

Greens launch election campaign with plan to reduce poverty by half

 Winnipeg, March 16, 2016: Today, leader James Beddome launched the Green election campaign with the announcement of a costed, Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) plan. “We’ve done the math,” said Beddome. “We can deliver $6300 a year to Manitobans through the income tax system and gradually reduce the need for welfare. The $1.4 billion cost of the program would be covered ... Read More »

How to pay for a guaranteed annual income

by Harvey Stevens In “Time for guaranteed annual income“ (Aug. 11, 2015), Noralou Roos and Evelyn Forget made the case for eliminating poverty and reducing health-care costs by introducing a national guaranteed annual income. They estimated a bare-bones program would cost $17 billion and a Cadillac version $58 billion. In either case, the net cost would be lower, once additional tax revenues ... Read More »