Pilot Lessons   How to design a basic income pilot project for Ontario


By Evelyn L. Forget, Dylan Marando, Tonya Surman and Michael Crawford Urban

This report makes a series of recommendations for how to design the Basic Income (BI) pilot that the Government of Ontario has proposed to conduct.

In its 2016 Budget, the government of Ontario committed to designing a basic income pilot project. The idea of basic income is not new, but in the face of a radically different labour market and new technological disruption the concept is once again on the radar of governments around the world. Our latest paper takes a look at the research from a series of basic income experiments conducted in the U.S. and Canada in the 1960s and ‘70s. It discusses the lessons learned from these projects as well as several more recent experiments in low and medium income countries.   https://mowatcentre.ca/pilot-lessons/