OTTAWA — The government of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, is joining the basic-income bandwagon with the launch of a three-year pilot program that will test how paying people an unconditional basic wage works in practice.
“Many people are concerned about what the world is promising their kids,” Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said at a Monday news conference announcing the three-year experiment. “It’s a world of global competition, reduced benefits, more and more part-time employment.”
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Commentary by The Secular Jurist: This article is surprisingly informative despite its conciseness. It provides a good overview of the basic income movement, and I recommend reading it.