Candidate's Pledge

Below is a list of all the Candidates who pledged to actively support the establishment of a national basic income for Canada as part of the 2021 Federal Election. 


Candidates who took the Pledge:

Riding Name Party
Abbotsford Dharmasena Yakandawela NDP
Ajax Leigh Paulseth Green Party of Canada
Banff-Airdrie Aidan Blum Green Party of Canada
Barrie--Springwater--Oro-Medonte Sarah Lochhead NDP
Bay of Quinte Stephanie Bell NDP
Beaches-East York Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Liberal Party of Canada
Beauséjour (NB) Evelyne Godfrey NDP
Burlington Nick Page NDP
Burnaby North - Seymour Peter Dolling Green Party of Canada
Calgary Forest Lawn Keira Gunn NDP
Calgary Midnapore Shaun Pulsifer Green Party of Canada
Calgary Midnapore Daniel Ross NDP
Calgary Midnapore  Gurmit Bhachu NDP 
Calgary Shepard Evelyn Tanaka Green Party of Canada
Calgary Centre Juan Estevez Moreno NDP
Calgary-Centre Austin Mullins Green Party of Canada
Cambridge Lorne Bruce NDP
Cambridge Michele Braniff Green Party of Canada
Cariboo-Prince George Leigh Hunsinger-Chang Green Party
Cariboo-Prince George Audrey McKinnon NDP
Carleton Kevin Hua New Democratic Party of Canada
Carleton Nira Dookeran Green Party of Canada
Central Nova  Katerina Nikas Green Party of Canada 
Charleswood-St James-Assiniboia-Headingley Madelaine Dwyer NDP
Charleswood, St James, Assiniboia, Headingley Vanessa Parks Green Party
Charlottetown  Darcie Lanthier Green
Chateauguay-Lacolle Hannah Wolker NDP
Chatham-Kent--Leamington Mark Vercouteren Green Party
Chilliwack-Hope Dj Pohl NDP
Chilliwack Hope Arthur Green GPC
Churchill—Keewatinook Aski Niki Ashton NDP
Cloverdale Langley City Rajesh Jayaprakash NDP
Courtenay-Alberni Gord Johns NDP
Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa Kevin Carlson Liberal
Davenport Julie Dzerowicz Liberal Party of Canada
Davenport  Alejandra Bravo NDP
Don Valley East Simon Topp New Democratic Party
Dufferin-Caledon Lisa Post Liberal Party of Canada
Dufferin-Caledon Jenni Le Forestier Green
Edmonton Mill Woods Nigel Logan NDP
Edmonton Strathcona Kelly Green Green Party of Canada
Edmonton Wetaskiwin  Hugo Charles NDP
Eglinton-Lawrence Caleb Senneker NDP
Etobicoke lakeshore Sasha Kane Ndp
Fabiola Ngamaleu Teumeni Fabiola Ngamaleu Teumeni New Democratic Party
Flamborough-Glanbrook Lorne Newick NDP
Fundy Royal Josh Floyd NDP
Fundy Royal Whitney Dykeman Liberal
Fredericton Nicole O'Byrne Green Party of Canada
Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Konstantine Malakos NDP
Grand Bay Westfield Nick Green NDP
Guelph Michelle Bowman Green Party of Canada
Guelph Aisha Jahangir New Democratic Party
Hamilton Centre Matthew Green NDP
Hamilton Centre Margaret Bennett Liberal Party of Canada
Hamilton East-Stoney Creek Larry Pattison Green Party of Canada
Hamilton East-Stoney Creek Larry Pattison Green Party of Canada
Hamilton Mountain Malcolm Allen NDP
Hamilton Mountain  Amelia Thompson Ndp
Hamilton West - Ancaster - Dundas Roberto Henriquez NDP
Humber River-Black Creek  Matias de Dovitiis NDP
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Bill Sundhu NDP
Kamloops Thompson Cariboo Iain Currie Green Party of Canada
Kanata-Carleton Jennifer Purdy Green Party
Kenora Remi Rheault Green Party
Kildonan St Paul  Emily Clark NDP
Kingston and the Island Vic Sahai NDP
Kingston and the Islands Waji Khan Green Party of Canada
Kingston and the Islands Mark Gerretsen Liberal Party of Canada
Kitchener Centre Ellen Papenburg Animal Protection Party
Kitchener Centre Mike Morrice Green Party of Canada
Kitchener Centre Beisan Zubi NDP
Kitchener South - Hespeler Gabe Rose Green Party of Canada
Kitchener South- Hespeler  Suresh Arangath NDP
Kootenay-Columbia Rana Nelson Green Party of Canada
Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Calvin Neufeld Green Party of Canada
Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Steve Garrison NDP
LaSalle—Émard—Verdun Michel Walsh PPC
Laval—Les Îles Rowan Woodmass NDP
Lethbridge  Kim Siever Independent
Longueuil-Saint-Hubert Simon King Parti Vert du Canada
Long Range Mountains Kaila Mintz NDP
Madawaska-Restigouche Rebecca Redmile-Blaevoet Green party of Canada
Malpeque Anna Keenan Green Party of Canada
Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon Nicole Bellay Green Party of Canada
Mississauga Centre Teneshia Samuel NDP
Mississauga Centre Craig Laferriere Green Party of Canada
Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe Richard Dunn Green Party of Canada
Moose Jaw -- Lake Centre -- Lanigan Talon Regent NDP
Mount-royal Clement Badra Green Party of Canada
Nanaimo-Ladysmith Paul Manly Green Party of Canada
N.D.G. Westmount Sam Fairbrother Green Party of Canada
Nepean Sean Devine NDP
New Brunswick Southwest Richard Warren NDP
New Brunswick Southwest John Reist Green Party of Canada
Newmarket-Aurora Yvonne Kelly NDP
Nickel Belt Andréane Chénier NDP
Nickel Belt Craig Gravelle Green Party of Canada
Nipissing-Timiskaming Scott Robertson NDP
North Island - Powell River Jessica Wegg Green Party of Canada
North Okanagan Shuswap Ron Johnston NDP
North Vancouver Archie Kaario Green Party 
Northumberland Peterborough South Christina Wilson Green Party of Canada
Oakville Jerome Adamo NDP
Oakville Oriana Knox Green Party
Oakville Jerome Adamo NDP
Oakville North-Burlington Lenaee Dupuis NDP
Oakville North-Burlington Pam Damoff Liberal
Outremont Rachel Bendayan Liberal
Ottawa Centre Yasir Naqvi Liberal Party of Canada
Ottawa South Huda Mukbil NDP
Ottawa-Centre Angela Keller-Herzog Green
Ottawa-Vanier Lyse-Pascale Inamuco NDP
Ottawa-Vanier Mona Fortier Liberal
Parkdale - High Park Diem Marchand-Lafortune Green Party of Canada
Perth-Wellington Kevin Kruchkywich NDP
Perth-Wellington Brendan Knight Liberal
Peterborough-Kawartha  Joy Lachica NDP
Pitt Meadows - Maple Ridge Phil Klapwyk NDP
Pontiac Shaughn McArthur Green Party of Canada
Portage-Lisgar Ken Friesen NDP
Prince Albert Estelle Hjertaas Liberal Party of Canada
Red Deer Mountain View Olumide Adewumi Liberal Party of Canada
Red Deer Mountain View Marie Grabowski New Democratic Party of Canada
Regina—Qu'Appelle Naomi Hunter Green Party of Canada
Regina-Lewvan Tria Donaldson NDP
Regina-Lewvan Michael Wright Green Party of Canada
Regina-Wascana  Victor Becker Lau Green Party of Canada
Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke Jodie Primeau NDP
Renfrew, Nipissing, Pembroke Michael LaRiviere Green Party of Canada
Richmond Centre Sandra Nixon New Democratic Party (NDP)
Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques Noémi Bureau-Civil Independent
Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook Anthony Edmonds Green Party of Canada
Saint-Boniface -- Saint-Vital Laurent Poliquin Green Party of Canada
Saint-Boniface Saint-Vital Meghan Waters New Democratic Party
Saskatoon - Grasswood Gillian Walker Green Party of Canada
Saskatoon - University Claire Card New Democrats
Scarborough Centre Faiz Kamal NDP
Scarborough North Christina Love New Democratic Party
Scarborough-Guildwood Michelle Spencer NDP
Scarborough Southwest Amanda Cain Green Party of Canada
Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Jeanie Warnock Green Party
Simcoe North Janet-Lynne Durnford New Democratic Party
Simcoe-Grey Nick Clayton Green Party of Canada
South Okanagan - West Kootenay  Richard Cannings NDP
South Okanagan-West Kootenay Tara Howse Green Party of Canada
Spadina-Fort York Norm Di Pasquale NDP
St. John's South-Mount Pearl Ray Critch NDP
Steveston-Richmond East Jack Trovato NDP
Surrey Centre  Felix Kongyuy Green Party of Canada
Sydney-Victoria Mark Embrett Green
Thornhill Gary Gladstone Liberal
Thunder Bay Rainy River Yuk-Sem Won NDP
Thunder Bay- Rainy River District  Tracey MacKinnon Green Party of Canada 
Tobique-Mactaquac Anthony Martin Green Party of Canada
Toronto Centre Syed Jaffery People's Party of Canada
Toronto- Danforth Maryem Tollar Green Party of Canada
Toronto-Danforth Maryem Tollar Green Party of Canada
Toronto-St. Paul's Phil De Luna Green Party of Canada
University-Rosedale Tim Grant Green Party of Canada
Vancouver Centre Breen Ouellette NDP
Vancouver Granville Anjali Appadurai NDP
Vancouver Granville  Imtiaz Popat Green Party 
Vancouver-East Jenny Kwan NDP
Vancouver Kingsway Don Davies New Democratic Party of Canada
Vancouver Kingsway Farrukh Chishtie Green Party of Canada
Vancouver Quadra Devyani Singh Green Party of Canada
Vancouver South Sean McQuillan NDP
Victoria Nick Loughton Green Party 
Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Sœurs Cynthia Charbonneau-Lavictoire Green Party of Canada
Wellington Halton Hills Melanie Lang Liberal Party
Wellington-Halton Hills Ran Zhu Green
Wellington-Halton Hills Noor Jahangir NDP
West Nova Cheryl Burbidge NDP
Whitby  Brian Dias NDP
Whitby Johannes Kotilainen Green Party
Willowdale Anna Gorka Green Party of Canada
Willowdale  Hal Berman New Democratic Party 
Windsor  Aimee Gauthier NDP
Winnipeg Centre  Leah Gazan NDP
Winnipeg South Aiden Kahanovitch NDP
Yellowhead Guillaume Roy NDP
Yellowknife NWT Roland Laufer Green
York Centre Kemal Ahmed NDP
York South - Weston Nicki Ward Green Party of Canada
Yorkton-Melville Valerie Brooks Green Party
Yukon Lisa Vollans-Leduc NDP
Yukon Lenore Morris Green Party of Canada


“I stand behind Leah Gazan's Private member motion M-46 for Guaranteed Livable Basic Income for all Canadians over the age of 18. I pledge to support Guaranteed Livable Basic Income as part of my campaign and if elected, will champion UBI in parliament on behalf of all Canadians.”

-Emily Clark, NDP, Kildonan St Paul


“As someone on ODSP (low income) living below the poverty line struggling to pay my Fair Market rent apartment, bills, I have nothing left for food. I rely on others generous donations to feed myself. Most recently the Dew Drop Inn the day of the Defund Line 3 Rally at the Scotiabank on Red River Road in Thunder Bay. We sat & ate our lunches outside together at the outdoor picnic tables & enjoyed each other's company. It was nice.  We do this as we don't have money for lunch. I probably wouldn't have eaten that day otherwise. I picked up wraps, bagels, bread, mac & cheese (Safeway, mmmm) sweet potatoes & more. This is one of many reasons why I'm running in the Federal Elections. We need a Basic/Targeted/Guaranteed Livable Income Now!! #IFNOTNOWTHENWHEN?”

-Tracey MacKinnon, Green Party of Canada, Thunder Bay- Rainy River District


“I formally pledge to work to implement a Guaranteed Livable Income as soon as possible.”

-Victor Becker Lau, Green Party of Canada, Regina-Wascana


“I see guaranteed basic income as a cornerstone of Canada's innovation and economic growth strategy. Providing an equal opportunity for everyone to succeed is a fundamental value at the heart of a basic income. We need a system that removes all obstacles regarding access to opportunity and that allows people to be their best selves. Canada's economy and success will be dependent on our ability to innovate. The only way for Canada to achieve its economic potential is by allowing all Canadians to achieve their full personal potential.”

-Julie Dzerowicz, Liberal Party of Canada, Davenport


“A Basic Annual Income will ensure that people will have the means and resources to live a healthy and robust life. They will be able to afford a better quality of accommodations, a better standard of preventative health and a higher standard of care and education for their children. Despite the statements from the voices of opposition, a Basic Guaranteed Income will not only pay for itself, it will provide any government which implements it with a significant surplus, as a result of the reduction in government duplication.”

-Waji Khan, Green Party of Canada, Kingston and the Islands


“It’s time for a made-in-Canada solution to Basic Income. I’m excited at the opportunity to develop a strategy that will help provide a safety net and unlock the economic potential for millions of Canadians.”

-Mark Gerretsen, Liberal Party of Canada, Kingston and the Islands


“The Green Party of Canada has Guaranteed Livable Income as one of its key pillars for addressing poverty and socioeconomic inequities.”

- Farrukh Chishtie, Green Party of Canada, Vancouver Kingsway


“The NDP has and will continue to push to ensure a guaranteed livable basic income for all. Along with Jagmeet Singh I will act to make life more affordable fo people and tax the ultra rich. “

- Alejandra Bravo, NDP, Davenport


“Leah Gazan spearheading Guaranteed Livable Basic income is something I supported in the last sitting of parliament and would gladly support in the future.”

- Sean McQuillan, NDP, Vancouver South


“I, and my party, absolutely support and will implement a GLI (Guaranteed Livable Income) that will provide dignity and meet the needs of the most vulnerable of our citizens.  Please see our platform for more information”

- Valerie Brooks, Green Party, Yorkton-Melville


“I am strongly in favour of a national basic income in Canada. This makes both humanitarian and economic sense! In Canada we have all the data we need to prove that Universal Healthcare is the most effective and economic way to deliver health care. A Universal Basic Income is no different.”
- Nicki Ward, Green Party, York South – Weston


“The Green Party has long argued that, virus or not, we cannot allow Canadians to keep falling through the gaps in our social safety net. A basic income is the only way to ensure that each and every one of us gets the support we need.”

- Ran Zhu, Green, Wellington-Halton Hills


“The Green Party would establish a Guaranteed Livable Income program, which would stimulate the economy, give people choice, dignity, and opportunity, and importantly, answers one of the MMIWG inquiry's calls to justice.”

- Jessica Wegg, Green Party of Canada, North Island - Powell River


"My conviction for a Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI) begins with all the people I know that would benefit from this support, and how in turn, it would benefit us all. "

-Mike Morrice, Green Party of Canada, Kitchener Centre


“The time has come for a guaranteed livable income. We cannot forget the hard lessons of the pandemic and ensure that every person in society has enough to meet their basic needs.”

- Phil De Luna, Green Party of Canada, Toronto-St. Paul's


“I do pledge my support but this is a band aide treatment and it is not going to address the deeper underlying issue of having no career jobs available to the working class.”
-Michael LaRiviere, Green Party of Canada, Renfrew, Nipissing, Pembroke


“Throughout the pandemic, we have seen the benefits that providing support to those who need it most can provide when it comes to maintaining and growing our economy. CERB, and resulted subsidies, allowed Canadians across the country to have confidence in their bank accounts and spending when the state of the economy was at its worst. I am fully supportive of exploring the possibility of establishing a national basic income in Canada.”

- Lisa Post, Liberal Party of Canada, Dufferin-Caledon


“The Green Party was the first federal party to promote basic income in their platform and I'm proud to continue working towards a Guaranteed Liveable Income for all. Having done work on Living Wages in the riding, I am in full support and aware of the positive impacts a GLI can have.”

- Tara Howse, Green Party of Canada, South Okanagan-West Kootenay


“Millions of Canadians were struggling before the Pandemic, through the Pandemic and continue now as we are in the 4th Wave. It is clear that we need a Basic Income for our elderly, our chronically ill, our youth. 35,000 Canadians are without housing on any given night in Canada. It is time to do something about it. If elected, I will work to make Basic Income a reality.”

- Jenni LeForestier, Green, Dufferin-Caledon


“The Green Party is advocating for a Guaranteed Livable Income, and so am I.”

- Jennifer Purdy, Green Party, Kanata-Carleton