Under the former Liberal government, Hamilton, Thunder Bay, and Lindsay were test cities for a basic-income pilot. Eligible citizens were offered a guaranteed annual income. The idea was to check on how the participants’ lives changed after three years, then decide whether to take the plan provincewide. Subsequently, the new PC government cancelled the pilot. […]
“A new survey by Probe Research this week has found that a majority of Manitobans favour bringing in a universal basic income” – Listen to the full interview held on May 10, 2020 above.
Sid Frankel publishes a timely coronavirus related article in The Winnipeg Free Press.
“With a secure economic floor provided by an adequate and unconditional basic income, people have a better chance to secure decent jobs, finish education and training, or start businesses … The Progressive Conservative government might look at the platforms offered by the NDP, Liberal and Green parties in the 2019 provincial election. All three parties […]