On March 24‒26, United Church guaranteed livable income supporters held actions and vigils across the country. Here’s a quick cross-country update. You can connect with the GLI Network by contacting or visiting the GLI webpage for more information.
The group at federal Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson’s office was led by Judith Hardcastle and St. Andrew’s United Church.
The group at NDP MP Jenny Kwan’s office urged the federal NDP party to press the Liberals to enact a guaranteed livable income.
People from three different churches—two of them United Churches—called on city council to endorse the guaranteed livable income as Victoria and Sooke, BC, already have.
At the Hon. Patty Hajdu’s office, the group from Poverty Free Thunder Bay and the United Church was led by Ernie Epp.
At MP Viviane Lapointe’s office, the group from St. Andrew’s United Church organized by Torrin Maag and other young adults garnered excellent press coverage, including on CTV News with their creative mock funeral and outreach to local politicians and press: Some Sudbrians want a guaranteed livable income. Other news stories include St. Andrew’s church holds vigil in support of guaranteed incomes and Guaranteed Livable Income is not perfect but it’s a solution, Sudbury Christians Say.
At the Town of Grimsby Offices, the Rev. Donalee Williams-led the group from Trinity United Churchgarnered local support from Councillor Jennifer Korstanje. Read the news: "Urgently needed": Grimsby church joins call for a guaranteed livable income.
At City Councillor Alejandra Bravo’s office, Tina Conlon and Bread and Bricks led a large group from United churches and ministries.
Basic Income Nova Scotia organized a Hybrid Basic Income Conference at the Halifax Library that was promoted by United Church members.
- St. John’s, NL: Multifaith Vigil is scheduled for April 15 at 2:30 p.m.
- Regina, SK: A vigil is planned for the spring.