Social Issues

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”

Letham welcomes basic income pilot in Lindsay

Mayor of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Andy Letham, says he gives kudos to the Province of Ontario for testing… Continue reading “Letham welcomes basic income pilot in Lindsay”

Lindsay-area John Howard Society expects basic income to have positive community effect

The executive director of Lindsay’s John Howard Society, Laura Maw, says she expects the basic income pilot project “will have… Continue reading “Lindsay-area John Howard Society expects basic income to have positive community effect”