News release: More than half of Manitoba’s political parties support Basic Income

Winnipeg, August 20, 2019 – According to the latest data, 20.8 per cent of Manitobans live below the poverty line. 1 This is one of the highest rates of poverty in the country. For the first time, three of Manitoba’s major political parties have announced their support for basic income…. Read the full new release […]

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Liberals’ pledge to end poverty includes establishing a minimum income, voluntary work program – Winnipeg Free Press

The Manitoba Liberal Party pledged on Tuesday to eliminate poverty in Manitoba by 2024, a lofty goal party leader Dougald Lamont insisted was realistic. Lamont said the Liberals would do it by instituting a minimum basic income, reforming Employment and Income Assistance, boosting the minimum wage from $11.35 to $15 per hour by 2021, and […]


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