Premier Launches Basic Income Pilot Project

Earlier today, Premier Wynne announced the launch of the Basic Income Pilot Project in three Ontario communities;  Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay.

The Premier said:

“The project will explore the effectiveness of providing a basic income to people who are currently living on low incomes, whether they are working or not. People participating in our pilot communities will receive a minimum amount of income each year— a basic income, no matter what.”

The project will run for a period of three years and will target people making earning less than $17,000 per year.  While the program will limit the number of applicants, it is expected that nearly 4,000 households will participate.  This is expected to cost the Province $50 million for each year of the program.

For more:

Province Releases Basic Income Paper

Government News Release 

Basics on Basic Income Video

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