Local organizations push for Basic Income Guarantee

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The Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force is working with the Grey Bruce Community Safety and Well-Being Planning (CSWBP) Action Table, which has identified poverty and income as a priority.

In fact, the action table has heard from many community members concerned about their ability to pay bills, meet basic needs, and access financial support.

Poverty Task Force Co-ordinator Jill Umbach said they are focusing on income stability to support struggling residents.

“A campaign is out around an income solution to food insecurity,” she added. “Income security is what we want to focus on, an income solution to try and address things like being able to afford housing or being able to afford food.”

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