To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
WHEREAS the Progressive Conservative Party promised to continue the Basic Income Pilot
during the 2018 election campaign.
WHEREAS there has been no indication that the Basic Income Pilot was not working to lift
people out of poverty and the government refuses to release any official economic analysis or
facts to support the elimination of the program.
WHEREAS Basic Income programs have received support from across the political spectrum
and from esteemed economists as a financially responsible and effective way to eliminate
WHEREAS people in Ontario on ODSP and Ontario Works are currently living far below the
WHEREAS the cancellation of the Basic Income pilot will damage the lives of our most
vulnerable citizens and end up costing us more in health care, policing, and emergency
We the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to restore the Basic Income