Basic income pilot project a no-go for Smiths Falls town council

Smiths Falls Record News

The idea of Smiths Falls vying to be one of the municipalities in Ontario to test out a basic income pilot project was shot down at council’s committee of the whole meeting on Dec. 19.

The purpose of the basic income pilot project would be to test replacing the broad policing, control and monitoring present in the current Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) with a "modestly more generous" basic income which would be disbursed automatically to those living beneath a certain income.In a priority issue put forward by the town’s chief administrative officer, […]

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