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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