Quebec wants to get out of 100 000 people out of poverty

News 10 December, 2017
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    The minister of Employment and social Solidarity, François Blais, and the prime minister Philippe Couillard

    Martin Lavoie

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    The government announced Sunday its plan to fight poverty, which provides an addition of $ 2.8 billion by 2023. It introduced the concept of basic income for people with severe employment limitations which technically come out of poverty in six years.

    The government’s action Plan for the economic inclusion and social participation 2017-2023 wide-ranging, and has the objective of out of 100 000 people out of poverty.

    Currently, the government considers that a little more than 800 000 Quebecers have incomes below the poverty threshold, which is estimated at 18 012 $ per year for a single person. This means that nearly 10 % of Quebecers live under this threshold.

    The minimum income is introduced for the providers of the social solidarity program with severe limitations to employment. A single person will see its revenues increase of approximately of$ 880 more per year for each of the six years of the plan.

    This single person, who has received 12 749 $ in 2017, will receive 18 029 $ in 2023, before indexing, which is slightly above the poverty line.