I will be partnering with the Cambie Report (http://cambiereport.ca/) to distribute this survey to the candidates for mayor and council, and share the results with the public. We are committed to expanding the conversation in the local political sphere to better reflect the people that live in Vancouver.
Deadline to submit your questions is September 17, 2018, at 5pm Pacific Time.
"Over 60 per cent of those living below the poverty line in Canada have jobs—some more than one—and yet are still beneath the poverty line. Present welfare plans across Canada not only pay less than the poverty line—sometimes 20 to 40 per cent less—but also discourage work by clawing back benefits if more than $100 or so are earned.....Poverty is a perfect and accurate predictor of bad health, early hospital entry and longer stays, substance abuse, family violence and poor educational outcomes. " (See: https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/a-basic-universal-income-in-canada-is-more-realistic-than-you-think/) A disproportionate number of people of colour and women work in lower-wage jobs. A raise in the minimum wage will help women and people of colour and help address the gender pay gap and racial wealth gap in this city.
If elected, would you support a basic income pilot project? [Yes/No] Please elaborate on your answer.
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