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Four Ontario Mayors asking the Federal Government to take over the Basic Income Pilot

Four Ontario mayors, with a letter addressed to Jean-Yves Duclos, who sits in the present Canadian federal cabinet as Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development, appeal to the Federal Government for assuming oversight over the Basic Income Pilot project in their communities. The letter from the Mayors of Brantford, Hamilton, Kawartha Lakes and Thunder Bay follows the early end of

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Ontario, Canada: Portrait series of people taking part in the cancelled Ontario Basic Income Pilot

Jessie Golem, a photographer from Hamilton, is one of the 4000 people who were taking part in the Ontario Basic Income Pilot, which was cancelled earlier this year.   Golem has created a series of portraits called Humans of Basic Income, a collection of portraits taken of the people who were affected by the cancellation of the pilot, and has

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Ontario, Canada: Reactions to Ontario Basic Income Pilot Cancelation

Anonymous recipient of the Ontario basic income experiment. Photo credit: Jessie Golem, photographer responsible for the Humans of Basic Income project   The Ontario Basic Income Pilot, started by a liberal government, was canceled on July 31st 2018, by the newly elected Ford administration. The conservative government has announced that the last payment to the 4000 recipients that were part

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France: The Gironde region’s path to a basic income experiment

Since the beginning of 2017 that basic income has been on the political agenda in Gironde, a southwestern region in France. At that time, several Administration task groups worked together, from December 2016 up to February 2017 to reflect on the possibility of implementing a basic income policy in Gironde. Those groups included social network representatives, entrepreneurs, social workers and

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SWITZERLAND: Zurich city parliament decides to examine a Basic Income pilot project for two city districts

In a 2016 vote regarding a Basic Income initiative in Switzerland (rejected by 76% of the people), two districts in Zurich voted in favor of the initiative. In November of 2017, the Zurich parliament accepted a parliamentary postulate that proposes the launch of a Basic Income pilot project in these two districts. The city council has two years to examine

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South Korea: Lottery for “Another Life” – Tio Su-ki Basic Income Pilot for and by young people

  Daejeon, South Korea. Started in October 2016 a group of young people from Daejeon in South Korea initiated the ‘Tio Su-Ki project’, which was presented by the Basic Income Korea Network (BIKN) at this year’s Universal Basic Income (UBI) summit in Lisbon. The pilot was realized through donations by over 200 participants, out of which 3 winners were selected

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BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: New agreement between Democrats and Greens in British Columbia looks forward to a basic income pilot

John Horgan and Andrew Weaver. Credit to: British Columbia New Democratic Party.   Since the 30th of May 2017 that British Columbia (BC) political parties NDP (New Democratic Party) and Greens have an agreement signed to collaborate in the present regional legislature, which can be read in the NDP webpage. This comes after an historical regional election process which saw

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Netherlands: Basic Income petition in the Netherlands for people over 55 years old was signed more than 50000 times

Picture: credit to Radar.   In the Netherlands, the program Radar started a petition to persuade the government to give a basic income for people over 55 years old as an experiment. While a pilot is required to go through with it, only 3% of people nowadays get a full-time job at this age range.   The experiment could consist of 2000 people

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