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Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

Four pilot city Mayors ask Feds to step in, save Basic Income project
Four pilot city Mayors ask Feds to step in, save Basic Income project

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger along with Chris Friel, Mayor of Brantford, Andy Letham, Mayor of Kawartha Lakes, and Keith Hobbs, Mayor of Thunder Bay, issued today a joint letter to Minister Duclos expressing their concern with the sudden cancellation of the Basic Income Pilot Program and their united request to the Federal Government to assume…

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Humans of Basic Income Featured in Toronto Star, on CBC
Humans of Basic Income Featured in Toronto Star, on CBC

Jessie Golem wants to share the stories of those on the Ontario Basic Income Pilot. Recently, CBC and the Toronto Star featured a unique and powerful portrait series she initiated after the province callously announced the cancellation of the pilot. Jessie, a BI participant and a member of Photographers without Borders has been capturing the…

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Legal action commences to protect Basic Income participants
Legal action commences to protect Basic Income participants

Hamilton isn’t the only City involved in the basic income pilot project. Our sister pilot community of Lindsay has 2,000 participants and they made an announcement at a local media conference on Monday morning:  Class Action Lawsuit Launched from Lindsay over Basic Income Cancellation (click picture for news report) A notice to launch a class action…

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Join Us! A community briefing on the future of the Basic Income Pilot Project. When: Wednesday, August 15th at 1:30pm Where: Safe & Healthy Communities Committee of Hamilton City Council / City Hall Council Chambers, 71 Main Street West Hamilton

Save Basic Income… We need your help
Save Basic Income… We need your help

The new provincial government has cancelled the Ontario Basic Income Pilot project, breaking a campaign promise to let the project continue for the full three years.  Participant Jodi Dean working with You.LeadNow.ca has set up an online petition you can sign.

Basic Income is changing lives in Hamilton
Basic Income is changing lives in Hamilton

Jodi is one of more than 1,000 local basic income pilot participants in Hamilton. Read how her life is changing.

Out-of-control Rent Increases
Out-of-control Rent Increases

          Read SPRC’s latest report, Out of Control: Ontario’s acute ental housing crisis – Lessons from Hamilton and Quebec City examines differences between Hamilton and Quebec City’s rental markets and finds that Quebec has both stronger tenant protection policies and greater supply of new rental housing, both of which help to create…

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Basic Income on PBS
Basic Income on PBS

A Basic Income is making a difference in one Ontario city… from PBS Newshour.  Hamilton’s Living Proof speaker,  Alana Baltzer is one of a number of people participating in the Ontario Basic Income pilot project who have been having a positive experience.    

New Ontario Poverty Strategy – Is it enough?

The Ontario Government has released the second Ontario Poverty Strategy In its latest strategy, the Province has committed to eliminate homelessness and reduce child poverty by 25% as well as to increase social assistance rates for single people on Ontario Works by $100 over 4 years.  While a good commitment, people on social assistance continue…

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The future of the Basic Income movement
The future of the Basic Income movement

Watch Basic Income leaders, Sheila Regehr, Scott Santens and Evelyn Forget discuss the Congress and the future of the Basic Income movement Cable 14 – Basic Income interview.