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No policy of the newly elected provincial government in Ontario has sparked more controversy than the proposed cancellation of the basic income pilot. We propose a way forward.
The basic income pilot in Ontario was unlikely to tell us anything we don't already know. Basic income supporters should change their focus from re-instating the pilot to developing and promoting options for a phased implementation. The most important thing to focus on in the short-term is that participants are treated ethically as the project winds down.
Society needs to take the co-operative business model more seriously as an alternative to conventional investor-owned firms. Find this opinion article here.