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#Hamilton, #Lindsay and #ThunderBay #Ontario are getting a #BasicIncome!

#Hamilton, #Lindsay and #ThunderBay #Ontario are getting a #BasicIncome!

“Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Monday that Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay will take part in Ontario’s basic income pilot project.

She said in a speech at Liuna Station in Hamilton that: “The project will explore the effectiveness of providing a basic income to people who are currently living on low incomes, whether they are working or not. People participating in our pilot communities will receive a minimum amount of income each year— a basic income, no matter what.”

The premier said the three-year project will start for people making “just under $17,000 a year, but even that amount may make a real difference to someone who is striving to reach for a better life.””

Source CBC