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‘My heart tells me this is a fantastic solution’: Ontario Minister on Basic Income

Chris Ballard, the Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario, says he is hopeful the province’s Basic Income pilot will “put to rest” any doubts people have about how positive a minimum income strategy could be. Ballard, who is overseeing the Basic Income pilot project initiated by Canada’s largest province, says some of the ... Read More »

Timid choice for City of Kawartha Lakes to back out of basic income discussion

We recently learned that the City of Kawartha Lakes isn’t big on having conversations. How else to explain their reluctance to pass a simple motion sent to all municipalities in Ontario from the City of Kingston, asking that they endorse having a national conversation about a basic income guarantee for Canadians? A basic income guarantee is known by many names, ... Read More »

Canada must lose its academic bias, says one of country’s top educational leaders

One of Canada’s most high profile educators says this country places too much emphasis on a university education at the expense of real-world skills. Dr. Avis Glaze, former Chief Student Achievement Officer of Ontario and now an international educational consultant based in British Columbia, says she is not blaming universities because they have never pretended to have the goal of ... Read More »