Portrait series highlighting Ontarians hurt by basic income cut opens Tuesday in Toronto

The Star

An art exhibition that highlights the stories of people affected by the sudden cancellation of Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot Project is opening in Toronto this week.

Humans of Basic Income, a portrait series by photographer Jessie Golem — one of more than 4,000 Ontarians who were affected by the cancellation of the project — documents stories of people who were enrolled in the pilot.

In the series, Golem photographs ordinary Ontarians holding white boards with hand written notes that explain how they have been affected by the Progressive Conservative government’s July 31 decision.

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