Canada setting up a basic income trial in Ontario

Signal of change / Canada setting up a basic income trial in Ontario

By George Armour / 21 Feb 2017

Canada is betting on a universal basic income to help cities gutted by manufacturing job loss

Of all the ideas to pull people out of poverty, one of the more contentious is also the simplest: governments should just hand out monthly checks to the poor, no strings attached. That's exactly what the Canadian province of Ontario plans to do, and it's already causing a ruckus.



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