Tonight's guaranteed income community forum in O'Leary postponed

Darlene Shea
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O'LEARY – The Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) Community Forum planned for this (Thursday) evening in O'Leary has been postponed to Thursday, May 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the O'Leary Community Centre.

BIG, sometimes known as Guaranteed Annual Income, is a plan that would ensure that every individual and family has a decent income. Right now, low wages and inadequate social programs are keeping too many people in poverty, says the P.E.I. Working Group for a Livable Income, which is hosting the community forum.

"BIG would use the tax system to boost incomes to a livable level, bring dignity to peoples’ lives and lead to better health and wellbeing – for individuals and communities," notes Ann Wheatley from the P.E.I. Working Group for a Livable Income.

The forum is open to everyone, and will be a chance to learn more about BIG with other members of the community.

For more information contact Wheatley at 894-4573 or email cooperinstitute@eastlink.ca.

Organizations: P.E.I. Working Group for a Livable Income.The

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