Ontario will test universal basic income in three cities in 2017

As reported by Quartz, the idea has already run into major opposition from some sectors of society, but no matter. The ruling Liberal Party in Ontario will soon launch a pilot “universal basic income” to residents in as many as three cities later this year.

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  • Ron MacDonald

    Wynne is desperate.

    • mauser 98

      and it will work

      • Put a full dog food bowl in the lawn, and lots of stray dogs will show up.

        Once the three “lucky” cities are announced, expect their population to go up.

        • Ron MacDonald

          Most of that money will be spent on booze and drugs.

          • Raymond Hietapakka

            …and the rest will be just wasted.

    • Wynne is stupid.

      This will cost us.

  • GrimmCreeper

    What a great work incentive, getting paid $16k for sitting on your a$$ and doing nothing. No questions asked. Let me know how that works out.

    • tom_billesley

      Finland started a two-year pilot study last month. It’d be prudent to wait to see how that works in practice. They’re paying €560 a month to randomly selected unemployed people.

    • Ed

      But governments get to brag that welfare rates have sunk to zero under their leadership!

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    The madness never ends, does it? Just wait for that trickle of bogus “refugees” streaming into those three cities. *sigh*

  • Starlord

    Will be successful as space shuttle challenger (may they rest in peace)

  • tom_billesley

    A minimum wage, as set in Australia,(currently $17.70 per hour) can arguably be a good thing, reducing pressure from employers to be allowed to sponsor immigrants for low-wage jobs A minimum income is a magnet for migrants.

  • BillyHW

    I thought it was wrong to build concentration camps for Somalis.

    • WalterBannon

      you were wrong, its the best plan

  • ontario john

    Come to Ontario! EVERYTHING IS FREE HERE!! Just remember to vote Liberal.

  • Editor

    Let me guess, Toronto, Brampton and Mississauga.

    • mauser 98

      Brantford is one…First Nations nearby

      public meeting held there last night

    • Exile1981

      Which ever places they do it in will see a massive increase in welfare cheats migrating there.

  • mauser 98

    Hugh Segal
    Canadian domestic planners
    socioeconomic experts

    3 cities will see soaring crime..crackheads , refugees ,etc.will pour in

  • marty_p

    Ontariariario… A place to stand … a place to grow….free welfare cheques if you pray to Mo.

  • Blacksmith

    They saw what happened in the US and are trying desperately to create more leftist voters.

  • robins111

    I wonder if those three chosen sites will be in liberal ridings.

    • mauser 98

      Brantford MPP Dave Levac ..speaker of house..Wynne #1 zombie

      • robins111

        I’m shocked, I tell you shocked.

  • Liberal Progressive

    These three cities should be ones with high unemployment and that usually vote conservative so as to try to buy votes for my Liberal party in time for the 2018 election and switch over those 3 areas to Liberal!

  • DJ

    This is an illegal use of taxpayer funds; it’s unbridled, undisguised redistribution of wealth. It’s time to look to living elsewhere.

    • Clausewitz

      It’s vote buying plain and simple. Once upon a time people went to jail for this bullshit.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I like empirical tests. I approve of this. We should expand the notion of testing assertions of social engineering more broadly. A town w/o cops. A town with no gun laws. A town where all drugs are legal. A town with nothing but ‘refugees’ and a town with none.

    I like real results either way.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    My bet? Tundra Bay. Mayor begs for it. Industry gone. Just civil service, social welfare, pensioners and indians here now. Cop or Firemen are the best jobs in town now.

  • Clausewitz

    Under Wynne’s laws everyone is equal, it’s just that people in some cities are more equal than others.