Ontario basic income pilot project to launch in Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Monday a plan to study basic income in Ontario, in a three-year pilot project based in Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay.

The province will explore the effectiveness of providing a basic income — no matter what — to people who are currently living on low incomes, “whether they are working or not,” Wynne said.

Wynne said the pilot will provide the basic income to 4,000 households chosen from applicants invited “randomly” by the province in the coming weeks.

No chance of success, Wynne is in charge.

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  • ontario john

    Yes, come to Ontario, EVERY THING IS FREE HERE!! Why we have so much money we give millions away in foreign aid to African shit holes. And if you live in another country, you just have to walk across the border. BECAUSE EVERY THING IS FREE HERE!!

    • Watchman

      Don’t forget about the CD$28.5 billion deficit that will beed to be borrowed to pay for this free money that Canada is giving away. Choose an anonymous burial site or have your cremation ashes scattered secretly to avoid problems when your grandchildren or their grandchildren realise they have to pay back this debt accumulated by today’s government.

      • El Martyachi

        I’m leaving. Don’t know where or when yet, but am going.

    • Money grows on trees and stuff.

  • Ron MacDonald

    What are the odds that most of the money will be spent on booze and drugs?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      One of the selling points the socialists use is that this program is cheaper than the social safety net.
      A false premise.

      • El Martyachi

        If ya fire a tonne of bureaucrats it very well could be. As if that’s gonna happen though..

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I know!
          As if.

        • john davis

          That was the theory and promise when cities were amalgamated in the late 90s early 00s. They are all much bigger now then they ever were as separate cities.

          • Clink9

            Yep, the budgets have ballooned and the suckers ( taxpayers ) haven’t realized it yet.

    • Exile1981

      I see prostitution as a growth industry in those cities.

      • andycanuck

        But enough about Ottawa. How about Lindsay, Hamilton, and Thunder Bay?

  • The Butterfly

    Look at them yo-yos, that’s the way you to it.

    We got to install microwave ovens, custom kitchen deliveries. We got to move these refrigerators, we got to move these color TVs.

  • Waffle

    “”We have chosen these communities intentionally because they are the right size and they have the right mix of population,” Wynne said.”

    ‘Right’ can be very subjective, right? So what does it mean in this context? Nice of the Ceeb’s presstitute to ask.

    Oh, and BTW, how many mosques are in Thunder Bay? Just out of curiosity. . .

    • Watchman

      “Right size and right mix” means “will vote for us, forever, without wanting to rebel against us”

    • I’ve got a better idea. How about if the Libs stop instituting unwritten “laws” that anyone who doesn’t adhere to Progressive political ideology will be fired from, or hounded out of, their jobs under false pretenses? E.g.: “Sorry, but you are a right-wing conservative misogynist, racist, Islamophobe, xenophobe, homophobe, climate denier — you can’t work here anymore”. Or, “Your B&B business has to close down because you won’t allow homosexuals to make out on your living room couch in front of your grand-daughter”.

      It would at least get many thousands of conservative people back to work who wouldn’t be out of work in the first place if not for fascist Socialism. But to Socialists, the only answer to problems with Socialism is more Socialism. And more Fascism to enforce it.

      • Waffle

        At least Venezuela has warm beaches year -round.

  • simus1

    I have no objection to the basic concept of vote whores giving money away to people who don’t deserve it. The only condition I would hope to see enforced is that the stipend only be issued to individuals on an amount per day basis daily between the hours of 7am and 9am at a facility approx one hour’s walk from the giftee’s place of residence.

  • Maxsteele

    Jesus H …will this vote whore never stop? Our children are already stuck with the largest non federal govt. debt per capita in the world in Ontario if we keep letting her enact these tax payer theft programs our great-great-grandkids will still be paying off this debt. What is our neutered,beta male, conservative party doing in Ontario????

    • Watchman

      It’s “Their Turn In The Barrel”.

  • Watchman

    How much cash do I have to put into a brown paper bag and to whom do I have to surreptitiously hand this to so I can be ‘randomly’ chosen for this ‘pilot’.

    New political slogan, “Ontario Government: Making multigenerational unemployment a lifetime career with skills can be passed on to your children.”

  • Canadian Born

    These are the 3 cities that are in big need of Liberal seats, right? I wonder if the seniors living in poverty or the homeless qualify for this lottery? I bet the only ones qualifying for this will be the refugees that were brought in by the asshole Liberals.

  • mauser 98

    ….4 cities?
    Brantford, Brant part of basic income pilot
    Brantford looks forward to participating in the province’s basic income pilot project, Mayor Chris Friel says.

    http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2017/04/24/basic-income-comes-to-brantford-brant

  • mauser 98

    free money

    crackheads , crackwhores
    arm up

  • Minicapt

    It was tried, it wasn’t a success …
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mincome

    Cheers

  • simus1

    I was thinking more along the line that if it took the slightest physical effort every day (just like a job) to receive their money, the program would quickly collapse.

  • Gary

    Hamilton is a Sanctuary City . My gut tells me that Wynne wants the votes from the 300,000+ illegals in Toronto and this is just a Ruse to toss in Lindsay and Thunder bay to hide her motive.
    John Tory and Joe Mihevic made it clear that the illegals will get FREE Heath care and all the Social services such as Welfare and Housing.
    Let’s not forget that it was Olivia Chow and David Miller that teamed up to claim that anyone in Toronto with a 416 address or “M” postal code should be able to vote in the Elections no matter their Status in Canada . I recently found out that CUPE members in Toronto will give the new Photo-Heath ID card to those with a valid Toronto Address .
    This means that a person that came to Canada and is living with a relative…. only needs to buy something online to get it mailed to them or have a credit card to join a Service that mails the person a Bill to prove the address.
    John Tory and Wynne opened the doors to Justin’s 25,000 muslims refugees and boast about FREE Heath care…..yet are now crying Poor to justify new Taxes and cuts in Services.

    If a Womb 2 Tomb income will actually be fair outside of the Liberals Reality Bubble…… the Liberals better get rid of all the other hand-outs currently linked to the Welfare Industrial Complex because Toronto alone hands out over $50,000,000.00 a year to the Poverty Industry while the Homeless Shelter industry costs about $125,000,000.00 a year.
    I had suggested that the City could have bought back the Sky Dome for $28,000,000.00 and used Volunteers each night to set-up Cots in the huge Field area and exploit the Medical Centres for a basic Nursing support while the Concessions System will supply soup and bread.
    But City Hall has far too many “volunteers” getting $25.00 an hour under Miller’s Fair-Wage Policy he dusted off from the 1930’s . The leftist socialists in the Poverty Industry are Voters and they are TIED to CUPE and OPSEU while welfare means thousands of votes from illegals and refugees.

    The old Canada is DEAD .
    Toronto is heading towards being like Detroit or Baghdad while Wynne has made Ontario worse than California for debt. Justin wants to dirve the National debt from $600 billion + to over $1 trillion during his 2nd term IF he gets back in from the 2019 Election .

    • Hamilton is also NDP territory, although it was Liberal for many years. The Libs would like to take it back. It’s also one of the largest Municipalities in Ontario, and probably among the top 10 Nation-wide — vote-rich territory.