“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 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 […]
The PEI provincial government needs to lobby the Canadian Federal government to ensure that the right to purchase locally is not superseded by national trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). References The Globe and Mail – Jan 30, 2016 – For Canadian innovators, will TPP mean protection […]
The timeline for developing the Water Act is too aggressive. More time needs to be taken to ensure that it is comprehensive, complete, and effective.
Need more time to consider democratic renewal. A Citizen’s Assembly should be used to consider electoral reform, as recommended in Winter 2007 by the Electoral Reform Working Group. See Cooper Institute article on Electoral Reform: “Cooper Institute has been involved in electoral reform since involvement in the “Yes” side of the 2005 PEI plebiscite on Mixed […]