Tories cancel basic Income program

The P-C government has proposed welfare reforms which includs winding down Ontario's basic income pilot project, which provided payments to four-thousand low-income people in communities including Hamilton, Brantford, Thunder Bay and Lindsay.

There were 2,000 signed up in Lindsay alone.

Mike Perry, past chair of the Kawartha  Lakes Food Coalition which worked at bringing the program to Lindsay says he's furious with the decision to cancel the pilot.

Perry adds that people were able to make real changes to help them rise from poverty with basic income and now they are devastated with the cancellation.

Another change is to cancel the Liberals' plan to raise Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works rates by three per cent and raise them by 1.5 per cent instead.