Ontario basic income
The business leaders are calling on the government to walk back its cancellation of the program.
The evidence is mounting that unconditional cash payments could unleash a new wave of business innovation.
Kathleen Wynne may be unpopular, but her basic income trial has supporters nationwide.
Ontario is embarking on a guaranteed basic income pilot program and while I agree with the concept, I have reservations. Before they do anything, they should bring welfare and disability rates back to where they were when the right-wing Harris government slashed them in 1995.
Two pilot projects are on the way.
P.E.I. becomes the second province to experiment with a guaranteed minimum income.
And more for people with disabilities.
The former Mulroney cabinet minister has been advocating the basic income for years.
But that doesn't make it Liberal government policy.
Four in 10 Ontarians now back the idea.