WRGreens are on YouTube!

Introducing the WRGreens YouTube Channel. Until recently the only thing we’ve had are playlists, mostly of WRGreens video online from previous elections.

But in December I made WRGreens very first short video about the GPC SGM adoption of the Indigenous suite of policy.

And I’ve also just posted a video of Bob Jonkman (Kitchener-Conestoga) presenting the round table report at the Waterloo Region Basic Income Pilot Consultation in Waterloo Region.

While it’s good the Provincial Liberals have expressed the intention of piloting Basic Income, it is important to engage as much as possible.  Done right, the evidence shows Basic Income would actually save the government money, in both direct (less bureaucracy) and indirect (healthier, better educated and more productive citizens), there is a very real concern that instead of doing it right, they’ll try to amplify the direct savings by making the basic Income amount too low, or making other cuts, to public housing, say.

If you haven’t already, please complete the online Basic Income Pilot Consultation survey (and encourage others to do so as well) — and be sure to recommend Waterloo Region as a pilot site!   Basic Income Waterloo Region has some compelling reasons why Waterloo Region would be an excellent Pilot choice.

Find out more from Basic Income Waterloo Region!
Find out more from Basic Income Waterloo Region!

And if you have a You Tube account, don’t forget to follow WRGreens ~ and share our videos too!

Bob Jonkman looking through the Basic Income handout.

Learning Community: Guaranteed Livable Income

Learning Community
Fair Vote presentation at the Proportional Representation Learning Community (at Seven Shores)The second Waterloo Green Party Learning Community will kick off on Sunday June 5th at Seven Shores Urban Market & Cafe in Waterloo.

Proportional Representation was the topic we explored in the first Green Learning Community series hosted by the Green Party of Waterloo’s Kris Braun and Bryan Izzard.

Recently you’ve likely heard of Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI), sometimes called Basic Income, which was implemented in a Western town as a pilot program called  “Mincome” in the 1970’s.  Since the GLI is an important Green Party policy plank, this is a good opportunity to figure out what this radical social policy is all about.  As a learning community, we’ll set our own direction and investigate with open minds. Our series will likely have three sessions, but you’re welcome to come to any even if you miss others.

Our first session will feature a presentation from John Green from Basic Income Waterloo Region and brainstorming on what we’d like to learn for our next session.

hosted by the Green Party of Waterloo
hosted by the Green Party of Waterloo

The event is free but signing up is recommended (in case of updates, etc) ~ you can also sign up on the Facebook event page.

Sunday June 5th, 2016
1:30pm – 3:00pm
at Seven Shores Urban Market & Cafe

10 Regina St. N Unit 4, Waterloo, ON, N2J 2Z8


UPDATE:  The first learning community date is going to be rescheduled… I’ll update this again when I know when!


FINAL UPDATE
The first Basic Income Learning Community will still be held on Sunday, but in a different venue:

Sunday June 5th, 2016
1:30pm – 3:00pm
at
The Journey – a Christian Church
16 Eby St N, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 2V6

*note: this is not a religious meeting