Followed by poverty, a Peterborough man finds hopeful cause in basic income

Peterborough This Week

When he was a young man, just leaving high school, Jason Hartwick always pictured himself in front of a classroom. He saw himself as a high school teacher, helping to inspire young people and to guide them along their lives’ paths.

The thing is, Hartwick didn’t have anyone to guide him.He grew up in poverty, bounced around from town to town across a wide swath of southern Ontario, dependent on where his single mom could find work and affordable housing.From Bowmanville, where they lived on Mother’s allowance payments, to Grasshill, Pefferlaw, Sutton, Sundridge, Burk’s Falls, South River, Beaverton, […]

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