For the past 3 years, my primary goal has been to get the Liberal Party of Canada to include Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) on its electoral platform. (Support for this policy is already in the official Party program.) The election was held on Monday October 21st and UBI was never mentioned. My ultimate goal Is to see UBI implemented in my lifetime.
In July 2016, the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau introduced Unconditional Basic Income to Canada and never mentioned it to anyone.
6.4 million Canadians can count on benefiting from about $500, tax-free, every month, no questions asked. This program contributes $46 billion per year to GDP, and adds $4 to GDP for every dollar it costs.
Yesterday, at their National Convention in Halifax, the members of the Liberal Party of Canada adopted Basic Income as official party policy. This is the third time that the grass roots membership has voted in favour of a resolution supporting Basic Income. This year's resolution follows similar successful resolutions from 2014 and 2016.