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Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction is conducting 'basic income' research and needs your help.

"The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, through the creation of an independent expert committee, is researching whether giving people a basic income is an effective way to reduce poverty, as well as to improve health, housing, and employment for British Columbians.


As organizations who participated in B.C.’s poverty reduction strategy consultation, we’re reaching out to you to ensure you’re aware of the opportunity to share your input on basic income by online feedback form or email until March 15, 2019.


Note: Feedback we received related to basic income through the poverty reduction consultation will also be considered in this study, so there is no need to re-send any submitted input.


“Basic income” refers to a system under which payments are provided to eligible individuals unconditionally by the government. Basic income may be delivered through direct payments to individuals or through the personal income tax system.


The basic income project is part of B.C.’s commitment to developing a poverty reduction strategy, available to the public by March 31, 2019. Learn more about poverty reduction in B.C.


Thank you,


Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction"

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