National Strategy for a Guaranteed Basic Income Act

An Act to establish a national strategy for a guaranteed basic income

Sponsor

Julie Dzerowicz  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Feb. 22, 2021

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Summary

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This enactment requires the Minister of Finance to develop a national strategy to assess implementation models for a guaranteed basic income program as part of Canada’s innovation and economic growth strategy. It also provides for reporting requirements in relation to the strategy.

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March 9th, 2021 / 5:35 p.m.
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NDP

Leah Gazan NDP Winnipeg Centre, MB

Thank you, Chair, and I will follow up with you, Mr. Pursey.

You spoke about how we need to ensure that we also remove other barriers. You mentioned specifically pharmacare and child care, for example.

I say that because a Liberal member of Parliament just introduced Bill C-273, which calls for a study. What my main concern with this bill is, in opposition to the guaranteed livable basic income motion 46 I put forward.... I was very clear in that motion that a guaranteed livable basic income must be in addition to current and future government programs and support. Subparagraph 3(3)(d)(i) in the bill is very concerning to me because it opens the door to, for example, replacing existing social programs. We know through studies that this could actually leave people further in poverty.

You mentioned that, especially in regard to women trying to get back to work. Could you expand on that?

National Strategy for a Guaranteed Basic Income ActRoutine Proceedings

February 22nd, 2021 / 4:35 p.m.
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Liberal

Julie Dzerowicz Liberal Davenport, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-273, An Act to establish a national strategy for a guaranteed basic income.

Mr. Speaker, it is my absolute honour to introduce my private member's bill: an act to establish a national strategy for a guaranteed basic income. It would require the Minister of Finance to develop a national strategy to assess implementation models for a national guaranteed basic income program as part of Canada's innovation and economic growth strategy. It is time we find a 21st century solution to support Canadian workers, and for all Canadians to have an equal opportunity to succeed and contribute.

I look forward to the debate and to receiving support from all.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)