Smith-Carrier on basic income as the answer to poverty

Tracy Smith-Carrier, a blonde woman with a big smile, stands outside with blurry green trees in the background.

Assoc. Prof. Tracy Smith-Carrier, Royal Roads’ Canada Research Chair in Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Wil Robertson, a basic income advocate, researcher and  steering committee member for Coalition Canada Basic Income: Revenu de Base, co-authored an article in Huddle highlighting how creating a basic income would be the solution to poverty in Canada.

Here is an excerpt:

“A basic income, if offered at an adequate level to those who need it, could essentially eradicate poverty, with tremendous immediate and upstream cost savings,” say Smith-Carrier and Robertson. “The introduction of new taxes could indeed be helpful but only if they target those with excessive wealth.”

Read the full article.