People in Hamilton who were part of the Basic Income Pilot Project say they're shocked and angry after the province cancelled the program yesterday.
The Ford government is working on a plan to reform Social Assistance so that it can help more people break the cycle of poverty, re-enter the workforce and get back on track.
The government announced Tuesday it was "winding down" the project and cutting a planned three per cent increase in social assistance to 1.5% - the first steps in its plan to revamp the social assistance system.
Announced under the previous Liberal government, nearly 4,000 people were enrolled in the pilot program in five regions: Lindsay, Thunder Bay, Hamilton, Brantford, and Brant County.
By the numbers: About 4,000 people in Ontario, Canada began getting monthly stipends last October to boost them to at least 75 percent of the poverty line.
"What I'm announcing today is about restoring dignity to Ontarians", she said.
Under the program's current guidelines, a single person would receive a maximum of $17,000 (Canadian) per year and a married couple would receive $24,000 (Canadian).
Basic income programmes are being tested out around the world. "I told my spouse we will make it but it's going to be hard", Mendowegan said, adding her spouse had been able to stay at home as the care provider for their children while she went back to school. Earlier this week, she said it would continue in August, but Thursday said payouts would extend into September.
Interim Liberal Leader John Fraser said the Tories had done nothing but tear things down and would continue to do so.
MacLeod said the program was "clearly not the answer for Ontario families", but she didn't provide data backing the decision to end it.
Basic income programs give people "the ability to have some security, to have some autonomy, to have the feeling that you're in control, that you are making decisions that are best for your life, not some bureaucracy that thinks it knows best", she said.
Some advocacy groups have also denounced the move, as have some who received support through social assistance or the basic income program.
"It's not just about money, it's about security", she said.
What does Mueller have? Manafort trial offers glimpse
They said he was embezzling money and later lied about it to investigators - before agreeing to flip and testify against Manafort. Two Democratic consultants who worked with Manafort in Ukraine, Tad Devine and Daniel Rabin, are set to testify against him.
Health- Get glowing skin with potatoes
Exfoliation : At times we feel like our skin is just too shiny, no matter how much makeup we apply. If you follow the below steps religiously, your skin texture will improve within a few weeks.
Gambling Games with Friends
Payouts at online casinos are higher than at land-based casinos even though the chip sizes are lower at internet casinos. There are image detection technology and motion technology involved in making the complete package work and it works.