Basic Income Guarantee

The government of Ontario recently announced a basic income guarantee pilot project in the communities of Thunder Bay, Lindsay, and Hamilton.

Northern Policy Institute's recent conference October 5-6 in Sudbury, ON saw experts from around the country present their own current research on basic income guarantee. Topics included food security issues, potential models for a B.I.G. pilot, tax implications and the potential impacts a basic income could have on First Nations and social innovators.   


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Discussion comments from the conference have been compiled and summarized to share and inform further policy discussions. NPI thanks you for your participation.

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What model of universal income should be tested?


How do we measure "success" of a pilot?


Where should Ontario test a basic income?

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