A Basic Income Is The Answer To Poverty

A Basic Income Is The Answer To Poverty

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Wil Robertson is a basic income advocate, researcher, and steering committee member for Coalition Canada Basic Income: Revenu de Base . Tracy Smith-Carrier is Canada Research Chair for Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and an associate professor at Royal Roads University

Basic income is too complex to implement. At least that’s the thinking in the latest release by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council. Yet data from Statistics Canada demonstrated that changes to the Canada Child Benefit—a basic income program for families—were largely responsible for a nearly four percent decline in poverty from 2019 to […]

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