‘Together we can end poverty’: United Way report calls for higher minimum wage and guaranteed basic income

Peterborough Examiner Income and social assistance rates are insufficient as the gap between these and the cost of living rises each year, according to a new United Way report. On…

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Guaranteed income program in Cambridge boosted employment and financial health, report finds

CBS News Giving money directly to low-income families in Cambridge paid off in more ways than one, researchers say. Results of the Cambridge RISE pilot program, a guaranteed income initiative which gave 130…

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As Ontario faces a certified class action, former recipients of basic income pilot share their struggles

CBC News Tracey Crosson says she ate healthier, slept better and had more energy when she was receiving basic income payments from the Ontario government. Now, she's left with $22 every month after paying…

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A guaranteed basic income program in Minneapolis found that even after a year of giving recipients $500 a month, they weren’t working any less

Business Insider The city of Minneapolis is experimenting with a guaranteed basic income program, and the preliminary results are promising. Minneapolis has provided $500 monthly payments with no strings attached…

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