Ontario seeks more applicants for basic income pilot

CBC News

Ontario is taking the next step in its efforts to find eligible applicants for its basic income pilot project. 

The pilot, which was launched in the spring, initially began soliciting applications by inviting specific people to apply through random mail-outs to residents in Thunder Bay, Lindsay and Hamilton. 

The province is now casting the net wider, inviting any eligible people in the pilot communities to apply, and attempting to reach out through a series of open enrolment sessions in Thunder Bay, Hamilton, Brantford and Lindsay.

"As we've moved into the active phase of the pilot, we've slowly been expanding our ways of reaching out to people," said Peter Milczyn, the minister responsible for Ontario's poverty reduction strategy, in an interview with CBC Thunder Bay's Superior Morning

"They're open to everybody in the community," said Milczyn.

As the province continues the application process, the first participants have begun to receive payments. 

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