By John Rondina
Carole Anne Knapp, recently took up a placard and marched out onto Beckwith Street in her Ontario home town of Smith Falls. She wanted to raise awareness about basic income, and Smiths Falls’ vote on Ontario’s basic income pilot. City council had decided it didn’t even want to be in the running for the pilot, and that didn’t make sense to Knapp.
Her sense of how basic income could help the people of Smiths Falls comes from her own personal experience as a caregiver.
“I’ve been an advocate for basic income for years,” she says.
“I lived with my mom when she had cancer,” she explains. “I was her caregiver. She was very sick and sleeping a lot. I got online and stumbled across the concept of basic income.”Read more