Social Issues

Hope says Lindsay residents will ‘rise up and contribute’ with basic income

Hope says Lindsay residents will ‘rise up and contribute’ with basic income

The leader of Trillium Lakelands District School Board has positioned himself squarely in favour of Lindsay’s basic income pilot, saying… Continue reading “Hope says Lindsay residents will ‘rise up and contribute’ with basic income”

Food bank use up on eve of Hunger Awareness Week

More Ontarians are accessing a food bank today than there were in 2008, and there has been a 20 per… Continue reading “Food bank use up on eve of Hunger Awareness Week”

The beer can family and the faces of poverty

From my kitchen window I could see the two girls were about four and six years old. They had just… Continue reading “The beer can family and the faces of poverty”

Laurie Scott ‘certain’ health will improve under basic income pilot

Member of Provincial Parliament Laurie Scott says she is certain that as incomes increase under a basic income, or through… Continue reading “Laurie Scott ‘certain’ health will improve under basic income pilot”

Fleming College

Fleming College president wonders if Frost enrollment will grow during basic income trial

Sir Sandford Fleming College President Tony Tilly says the upcoming basic income pilot in Lindsay is “exciting” – and he… Continue reading “Fleming College president wonders if Frost enrollment will grow during basic income trial”

Retired businessman says basic income frees people up for opportunities

There is a great community need to address poverty in the Lindsay area, according to retired local businessman Doug Dent,… Continue reading “Retired businessman says basic income frees people up for opportunities”

For the record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Oct. 5, 2018)

Local labour leader sees progress but says work isn’t yet done

James Mulhern, president of the Lindsay and District Labour Council, remembers the old Labour Day picnics they used to hold… Continue reading “Local labour leader sees progress but says work isn’t yet done”