In June 2016, the Honourable Hugh Segal prepared a discussion paper, Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot for Ontario, which the governmnet is using as the starting point for this consultation. There is a full report and an executive summary available.
Providing a Basic Income can help:
- lift more people out of poverty
- simplify the income security system
- improve people’s health, empower people to get jobs and help people afford housing
- give people more certainty and empower them to actively participate in the economy