Denley: Ontario should have a guaranteed income for those with disabilities

Denley: Ontario should have a guaranteed income for those with disabilities

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. The Liberals have had 13 years to update the welfare system, argues Randall Denley. The Ontario government is conducting an online survey to find out what you think about a no-strings-attached basic income as way to reduce poverty. It’s a step on the road to a pilot project that could last up to three years.

At the risk of spoiling the suspense, I am going to say giving people more money will reduce poverty. The questions are, would a guaranteed annual income be good public policy and does the government have the money to follow through?

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