Ontario physicians rally behind basic income

On Tuesday August 18th a letter was delivered to the Hon. Eric Hoskins, Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, copy to Premier Kathleen Wynne and Deputy Premier Deb Matthews (who is also the Minister responsible for Ontario's poverty reduction strategy). Signed by 194 clinical or public health physicians practicing in Ontario, the letter asks the Minister for his "leadership in advancing consideration by the Ontario government for introducing a basic income guarantee (BIG) for the people of Ontario." Read the letter, share it widely and also read this blog, written by Philip Berger, MD and Lisa Simon, MD (two of the physician signatories) and published by our friends at Upstream.