6:08PM Sep 13, 2021
universal basic income
We'd like testing a microphone. The microphone? Yes. All right. All right. Well, first of all this year, it is so wonderful to be with you and the beings that are on the territories, the traditional territories of the big law. Thank you for being here.
That's wonderful people.
These are your candidates. Alex Ferguson, and Akita play the Dream Team. I'm so thrilled to be here with you, this is so wonderful, and the sun has come out for us, it is an absolutely perfect, perfect day. As I was speaking on the way here, after having come from the University of Prince Edward Island, where I met a lot of international students, a lot of students from small islands, that of course, I have one of my, my family has stories to tell. Now, some people said that during the leadership debate that I seem to have a family member for every situation. And yes, I do. I do. And in this case, being here on what we call in the Caribbean, a small island, you know, small island people, the best people in the world,
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that my family also are from small island. And when I say small, I mean small. My mother's island has a population of 10,000 people and my father's 30,000 people. But those are the values that that I mean, the values that they learned on their islands, and that people were talking about here, when I was meeting them at the university earlier earlier, were things like respect for your neighbours, counting on the word of your neighbours and your neighbours counting on your word as well. Respect for the land, understanding that you're connected to the land and the land is connected to you and that you have an important role of stewardship. These are things that I grew up with, these are things that inform my values today, these are green values. The fact that I could grow up with those values from the family raised, you know, great, not from, you know, not quite half a world away, but certainly not in Canada. And those are the same values that we have here on Ei. It really goes to emphasise that yes, you know, we have so much more that connects us than the things that separate us, we always need to remember that that is also a green value. We believe in cooperation, and we believe in collaboration. And we believe that we're stronger when we work together
based on the song that he sees the present while the set collaborator saw that for what was your demo, less free to travel on song problem to the community. You know, another thing that I was asked today already done, believe it or not, I think it's three interviews today. And I was asked by by stations across the country. Why should we when people vote green in this election? What is your in terms of why they should vote for green candidates like the ones that we see behind us, and they said we'll look at it today. And I believe very much that the proof is in the pudding. And here people have what we call we call a proof of concept proof of why voting green makes a difference for those of us from other parts of the country, having CPI and seeing that in the short time that the greens have been in opposition or that the green So I've been to the legislature, but they have been able to pass. Does anyone know how many of you I know some of you do. But great, someone who is not a member of the legislature or working for someone? Can someone tell me how many pieces of legislation has the greens managed to get passed in the last couple of years?
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14. And we're talking about ground breaking legislation. It is here, thanks to the greens that were elected, that there was a poverty elimination strategy Act, the first of its kind in Canada. were limited because people on vi believe that poverty, food insecurity, homelessness can't be eliminated. We do not have to live with those conditions forever. It was here was here that the climates and I'm going to underscore this word leadership at was passed
strongest legislation in Canada to get us to net zero, I'm telling you, it is possible. And it's possible when you elect greens. And so when people here wants to know what does it mean in their lives to like threes, they can look to those acts, they can look to the third 12 others, and they can look to the difference that greens make in their communities. Because it's in addition to the big thinkers, and the innovation, and the strong legislation, the groundbreaking legislation, you also have someone that is waking up day in and day out thinking about their community, thinking about the people they elected, helping to unlock the resources for them, helping to make sure that their communities are better off every single day. best food you get when we elect brands and so it's time to send these folks to Ottawa. One last reflection and again, coming back to the extraordinary period that Ei has experienced since brands were elected. universal basic income. We call it guaranteed livable income. And I know that you've got the product project let's say out waiting to get a federal partner so that you can get it rolled out your ci for those watching nationally. Prince Edward Island that game unanimously across party lines, you know, all speaking with one voice the legislature here, you know they unanimously passed and the mixture that a