Statement on a Guaranteed livable income

The CUC’s National Voice Team has released a statement calling on the federal government to include a Guaranteed Livable Income program in its pandemic recovery plans. The federal government’s swift implementation of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit program (CERB) demonstrates its recognition of the need for a stable income to weather economic shocks, prioritize health and well-being, and provide a cushion against poverty. These actions now give us a roadmap to help us ensure all Canadian residents can live with security going forward. 

The statement also includes information for education and reflection, along with a sample letter which can be sent to local Members of Parliament in support of our statement. You can find the CUC statement and related resources here