Trent Lakes mayor wants to revisit provincial basic income project

Peterborough Examiner

Trent Lakes Mayor Janet Clarkson intends to make a motion at the township council’s next meeting calling on the provincial government to reinstate the basic income pilot program in Ontario that was halted in 2019.

She plans to ask her council to petition the province and Peterborough County about it, she said at Tuesday’s regular council meeting.

“My understanding was that it was doing extremely well,” she said.

The Ontario Basic Income Pilot Project was a project providing basic income to 4,000 people in Ontario introduced in 2018 by the Liberal government, with Lindsay as one of the test sites. It was terminated early after Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government was first elected.

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