Monday, November 21, 2016
Ontario instituting basic income pilot program
See this article. To alleviate poverty in 2017 they will give a basic income of $1,320 per month to their residents. It's a pilot to see if it's effective in its goal, and to measure other things like if it spurs people to seek out meaningful employment in addition. Does it also reduce healthcare spending? These and other questions are what they seek to answer with this program.