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Will The Basic Income Experiment Work In Canada?

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The Canadian province of Ontario is to start giving some 2,500 people a basic income – money with no strings attached.

The project, which is expected to start later this year, is being designed to test whether a basic income should be given to all Ontarians living in poverty.

‘The government basically believes that if people have the security of knowing their basic necessities are taken care of, they will contribute to society,’ Dr Helena Jaczek, the minister running the scheme, told Apolitical. ‘And this is the point of the pilot, to see: what is the behaviour change? Does that security give you the capacity and willingness to improve education, get retrained, have fewer trips to the emergency room because you’re not subject to that ongoing stress?’

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10 Comments

  1. The Bui

    June 5, 2018 at 5:43 am

    The finns have trìed and failed thís experiment . There’s no need to waste tax money .

    • FrankZ.

      November 6, 2018 at 10:23 am

      What a socialistic program……it’s not teaching anything, except showing lazy people that having no initiative pays off.

  2. DicksPC

    November 1, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    That idea will just give all the lazy bums in our society another excuse to sit on their butts and live off the tax payer”

  3. DEEN

    November 3, 2018 at 11:55 am

    bui anything we start to innovate or create doesn’t succeed at first FAILURE IS A SIGN OF VICTORY

  4. dwain stromquist

    November 4, 2018 at 5:36 am

    The druggies will think they’ve gone to heaven. But hey, hopefully they won’t have to steal now to buy their drugs so that will be their contribution to society. Not much of an incentive to work. Immigrants will also love it, the land of milk and cash.

  5. FrankZ.

    November 6, 2018 at 3:04 am

    Sorry……but it is/was my understanding that the new government in Ontario had cancelled this insane liberal socialistic program. What did I miss.? It just does not work, when you pay people for sitting on their behind and smoking marijuana….If implemented, Ontario will go the same way as Venezuela.

  6. Char

    November 6, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Why is this only offered to Ontario residents?…I have paid taxes all my life and live in Alberta, even tho Trudeau doesn’t know where that is!

  7. Alan Smith

    November 6, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    The country will be flooded with freeloaders.

  8. Alan Smith

    November 6, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    The country will be flooded with tens of millions of freeloaders from around the Globe.

  9. Bob

    November 6, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Just another ploy by trudork and his liberals to buy another minority ( poverty) vote. He’s got the muslims. the pakis, the natives, the gays, all the refugees and probably a couple of eastern provinces so he figures he down’t need the rest of Canada. All these people will vote for him to keep the freebies coming…paid for by the taxpayers.

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