Poverty costs Albertans between $7.1 and $9.5 billion per year.

The economy improves when more people have spending power.

60% of Albertans support a basic income.

A basic income could offer a way out of domestic violence.

A basic income gives people freedom to choose how they want to improve their lives.

We need basic income.


Our economy is fragile. With Covid-19, global oil price instability, and other factors beyond our control, Albertans are experiencing a flood of economic issues. Our options are limited by our economic reality, and they continue to shrink.

A basic income is a monthly, upfront cash payment delivered unconditionally to all individuals to cover the essential costs of living. It is then taxable based on total income.

A basic income is like a financial life jacket — it would provide just enough to keep our heads above water. And the positive effects would ripple out into the entire economy.

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