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BASIC INCOME GUARANTEE (BIG) COMMUNITY FORUMS

Working Group for a Livable Income holds forums in Summerside, Montague and Charlottetown April 9-16

Posted: Thursday 26th March 2015 08:52

Basic Income Guarantee (BIG), is a plan that would ensure that all individuals and families have a decent income. Right now, low wages, low pensions, and inadequate social programs are keeping too many people in poverty. The three community forums will give people a chance to learn more about BIG, and to offer their ideas for making it happen. Each forum will start at 6:30 p.m. and run until 8:30 p.m. There is no cost involved, and refreshments will be offered. Thursday, April 9, 2015 – Community Connections, 701 Water St., Summerside Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – Montague Regional High, 274 Valleyfield Road, Montague Thursday, April 16, 2015 – Murphy’s Community Centre, 200 Richmond St., Charlottetown For more information, call Cooper Institute, 902-894-4573 or 1-877-894-4573 (toll free) or email cooperinstitute@eastlink.ca Read more about BIG here: http://cbigpei.wix.com/c-big-pei


BASIC INCOME GUARANTEE (BIG) COMMUNITY FORUMS

SPONSORED BY THE PEI WORKING GROUP FOR A LIVABLE INCOME


Basic Income Guarantee (BIG), is a plan that would ensure that all individuals and families have a decent income. Right now, low wages, low pensions, and inadequate social programs are keeping too many people in poverty. BIG aims to boost incomes to a livable level (above the “poverty line”), providing everyone with the basics for a life of dignity, health, and well being. BIG also contributes to healthy communities.

The PEI Working Group for a Livable Income believes that a 5-7 year BIG pilot project would work well in Prince Edward Island and would pave the way for permanent Basic Income Guarantee in PEI.

The three community forums will give people a chance to learn more about BIG, and to offer their ideas for making it happen.


Each forum will start at 6:30 p.m. and run until 8:30 p.m. There is no cost involved, and refreshments will be offered. Here are the dates:

Thursday, April 9, 2015 – Community Connections, 701 Water St., Summerside

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – Montague Regional High, 274 Valleyfield Road, Montague

Thursday, April 16, 2015 – Murphy’s Community Centre, 200 Richmond St., Charlottetown


For more information, call Cooper Institute, 902-894-4573 or 1-877-894-4573 (toll free) or email cooperinstitute@eastlink.ca
Read more about BIG here: http://cbigpei.wix.com/c-big-pei