Canadians Are Marching For
Universal Basic Income
Canada and cities around the world are marching for UBI.
Join the international movement and show your support
for an economy that works for everyone!
WHEN: September 19, 2020 | 1 PM
Join us for the largest ever march for basic income
These events will be held across Canada where we will march and hear from champions of a universal basic income in Canada. Come show your support for a growing international movement that is demanding basic income as a necessary part of our future economy.
What is UBI and Why Do We Need It?
A universal basic income guarantees a certain amount of money to every Canadian citizen – no strings attached. This would improve our economy, make us physically and mentally healthier, increase entrepreneurship and volunteerism, and strengthen communities across the nation.
Technology and globalization continues to threaten the livelihoods of millions of people in Canada. We need an evolved economy that works for everyone, and a universal basic income would help our citizens unleash their true economic and human potential.
Canada already has an unconditional basic income for families with children – the Canada Child Benefit. It’s good for our economy and good for our health.
Over 1.1 million Canadian families are already receiving a basic income from the CCB. This is creating new jobs, growing our economy, making us happier and healthier, and allowing our children to do better in school and in life. Imagine what a basic income for all Canadians would do to our national wellbeing.
The Canada Child Benefit is contributing 453,000 jobs, $85B in business revenues and $46B annually to Canada’s GDP
(nearly 2.5% of GDP)
Leaders and Politicians that support UBI
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, Inc.
“I think ultimately we will have to have some kind of universal basic income. I don’t think we could have a choice… It’s going to be necessary.”
David A. Croll, PC QC - Former Senator and Champion of the Guaranteed Annual Income in Canada
Hugh Segal, OC OOnt - Former Senator and Former Chief of Staff to Ontario Premier Bill Davis and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I’m now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.”
Andrew Yang, 2020 US Presidential Candidate
“I’m a capitalist, and I believe that universal basic income is necessary for capitalism to continue.”
Floyd Marinescu, CEO of C4Media Inc.
“Basic income is about revitalizing the economy. It’s not about putting people to work – it’s about the future of work.“
Learn More About UBI
Are you UBI-curious?
120 Canadian business leaders representing over $2.3B in combined annual revenues signed a letter in support of a universal basic income in Canada.
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Canada has a national-scale unconditional basic income in place for people with children. It is called the Canada Child Benefit and it’s good for families and the economy.
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The Ontario Basic Income pilot has already helped thousands of people before it was cancelled in 2017. Here are some of their stories.
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The Canada Child Benefit boosted our economy by $139 billion, according to a new economic analysis on the initiative.
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Andrew Yang, US Presidential Candidate for 2020, is proposing a universal basic income of $1,000/month for all American adults aged 18 and up. He calls it the Freedom Dividend, and would be a foundation on which a stable, prosperous, and just society can be built.
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Scott Santens, a globally recognized thought leader and champion of UBI, answers common questions and misconceptions about basic income in this comprehensive article: A Guide to Basic Income: Frequently Asked Questions about UBI.
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