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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.
Credit unions should be able to use the words "bank" and "banking" without fear of reprisal from Canada's national financial regulator. Find this blog post at Contemplating Co-ops.
The Saskatchewan government should have chosen to privative liquor retailing by opening up the market, or kept it publicly-owned. Half-baked privatization can be more harmful than no privatization. A longer blog post on this issue can be found at Contemplating Co-ops. An op-ed on this issue originally appeared here.