WHEREAS many citizens are living in extreme poverty and in some cases have no source of income, and
WHEREAS there is proof that the benefits of a guaranteed minimum income for all citizens result in lower poverty rates, fewer hospital visits and increased high school completion rates, and
WHEREAS a guaranteed annual income system rather than the existing welfare programmes would streamline administration and reduce massive administrative costs,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation call upon the Prime Minister along with the Federal and Provincial Governments to establish a Guaranteed Annual Income scale for the benefit of all citizens, and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the scale of benefits be such that it would reduce the income gap through annual guaranteed income and lift all Canadians out of poverty.
Submitted by TORONTO AREA RETIRED WORKERS COUNCIL