Canadian province scraps 'basic income' experiment
Ontario's new conservative government announced Tuesday it is ending an unusual experiment in which a basic minimum income with no strings attached is being provided 4,000 people in three communities. Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod said the government is scrapping the "basic income" project of the previous Liberal government. It was designed to evaluate whether providing more money to people on public assistance or low incomes would make a significant difference in their lives. It was being closely watched by social scientists, economists and policymakers in Canada and around the world.