Government must strive to enable parents and children to live in safe, caring, protective communities.
Increase basic personal tax exemption amount
The “Basic personal amount” for Prince Edward Island in the 2014 tax package is $7,708 – Line 5804 – Basic personal amount. http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/5002-pc/5002-pc-14e.html#P37_2377 PEI’s basic personal amount tax credit is the lowest in Canada – see all amounts for 2015 here. This need for an increase has been raised numerous times by different constituents in District 18. Information […]
Basic Income Guarantee Pilot Project
“All Islanders deserve to make a livable income.” References: Liberals ready to shake up Canada’s social policy with basic income guarantee Basic Income Canada Network – FAQs “A basic income guarantee (BIG) ensures everyone an income sufficient to meet basic needs and live with dignity, regardless of work status. First, it’s relatively simple. With the […]
Increase Food Allowance Social Assistance Rates
Increase food allowance to 100% of real cost. (re)Implement food costing in PEI. Tie social assistance food allowance increases to inflation. References: UPEI and Food Security Network Food Costing Report – Nov 21, 2003 PEI Food Security Network – Working Group on Food Costing The Guardian Article – Food Cost Study “The study looked at […]