Half of new discount TTC passes for low-income residents are going unused

Under its first phase, people who receive OW or ODSP payments but aren't receiving a monthly transportation allowance of $100 or more are eligible for the concession.

Posted:
August 16, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

HALCO news Summer 2018 newsletter is now available

This issue includes updates on criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, improvement to Canada's immigration medical inadmissiblity regime, and more.

Posted:
August 14, 2018
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

August 15: Community briefing on the future of the Basic Income Pilot Project, Hamilton

When: Wednesday, August 15, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Safe & Healthy Communities Committee of Hamilton City Council / City Hall Council Chambers, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton

A community briefing on the future of the Basic Income Pilot Project, hosted by Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction. 

Posted:
August 14, 2018
Article source:
Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

Thunder Bay Basic Income advocates organize to fight for program

Community groups in Thunder Bay including Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic and Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre plus Basic Income recipients are organizing to try to save the program.

Posted:
August 10, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Hamilton woman can't afford rent, stuck in lease after province scraps basic income

"I'm starting back at square one, moving back with family as I'm not going to be able to pay my rent now. My rent's more than OW gives out. I'm not really quite sure what I'm supposed to be doing.”

Posted:
August 08, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

The human cost: What the cancellation of the basic-income pilot means for three Thunder Bay residents

The province has announced that it's ending the project early. Now some participants are worried that they'll lose everything.

Posted:
August 03, 2018
Article source:
TVO.org

Globe editorial: Cancellation of Ontario's basic-income project is callous and wasteful

The Globe's editorial says the cancellation of the basic income pilot project can be described in many terms, including deceitful, callous, anti-scientific, wasteful, and vindictive.

Posted:
August 03, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Reality check: does social assistance disincentivize people from working?

That argument doesn't hold up if you look at previous pilot projects, like the one Evelyn Forget spearheaded in Manitoba in the 1970s.

Posted:
August 03, 2018
Article source:
Global News

Under fire from Opposition, PCs provide no timeline about when basic income pilot will end

The Ontario government is defending its decision to cancel the province's basic income pilot project, suggesting the program discouraged participants from finding work.

Posted:
August 01, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario PCs roll back Liberal-era social assistance changes

Ontario's new Progressive Conservative government has announced reductions to planned increases in rates and the cancellation of the basic income pilot project.

Posted:
August 01, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail