The ins and outs of Hugh Segal’s basic income pilot

The ins and outs of Hugh Segal’s basic income pilot

Jonathan Kates

Earlier this month, Hugh Segal, former Canadian Senator, current Master of Massey College and Ontario’s Special Advisor on Basic Income, released his discussion paper Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot Project for Ontario . In the paper Mr. Segal recommends that Ontario introduce a three-year randomized control trial pilot to test various ways in which a guaranteed basic income could address the “welfare trap” that exists for recipients of Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

Recipients of these two programs are the perfect participants for Segal’s pilot in two ways. First, pre-existing recipients […]

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