Basic minimum income is a tenet of a true Socialist party. It is an equalizer of wealth which takes money from those who earn more than they deserve and passes it on to those who are in desperate need. Basic income immediately lifts every Canadian out of poverty, giving hard-working people the just boost they need to train for a better job, go to school, start a family, or finally be able to save for a home or contribute to an RRSP. It is simple and effective. I am a real New Democrat, and I support real Socialist principles.