A Canadian Province Plans To Pay Residents For Being Canadian
Ontario is just the latest to announce plans to experiment with a basic income. The idea is picking up steam worldwide.By Katie Link | March 7, 2016
A province in Canada plans to pay some people just for being alive.
The idea is called basic income, and according to Ontario’s 2016 budget, a pilot program is in the works.
We don’t know who exactly will get paid, or how much, but the budget says the goal of the pilot program is to "test a growing view at home and abroad that a basic income could build on the success of minimum wage policies and increases in child benefits by providing more consistent and predictable support in the context of today’s dynamic labor market."