Manitoba Greens lay out proposal for basic income program

Winnipeg Sun

The Green Party of Manitoba laid out specifics on Sunday of one of the party’s main platforms: the proposal for Basic Income and more progressive tax system.

“Dealing with poverty and inequality is not only the right thing to do morally, it is also the smart thing to do economically for taxpayers,” said Green Party of Manitoba leader James Beddome in a press release, outlining the details of the Greens tax reform proposal which includes a fee on pollution and a basic income for Manitobans.

The Greens plan to implement a $1.58 billion basic income program that will benefit almost half of Manitobans in the form of a refundable tax credit delivered through the income tax system. It will feature a guarantee based on family size, with additional amounts made available to people claiming the federal disability tax credit or the infirm dependents tax credit.

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