Jasmine Bellwood is a young Lindsay mother with a part-time job and full-time worries. Her worries are mainly about providing for her 15-month-old son. She’s also anxious about doing this brief interview but then relents when she is allowed  to change her name. Bellwood (not her real name) is about to go inside Celebrations in Lindsay…

Need more money to live on? Ontario still looking for basic income applicants

The Province is encouraging people who may be in need of a basic income guarantee for the next three years to call or email so they can enroll. Kristen Tedesco, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Community and Social Services, says throughout October the government has been holding “in-person enrollment sessions in Lindsay.” This has…

One of Canada’s most well-known inequality fighters, Senator Art Eggleton, inspired members of the Ontario Basic Income Network recently who were in Lindsay for their annual general meeting. In his opening remarks, Eggleton wondered aloud if Lindsay would become known as “the Dauphin, Manitoba of this decade.” Dauphin was a small town in Manitoba which…

Health unit: Press your MP, MPP to support basic income

In the fight against food insecurity the local health unit says boosting income is the only real solution to helping people gain access to healthy food. To raise awareness of food insecurity, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is launching a new campaign called Rethink Poverty: Change Minds, Change Lives – and they’re urging citizens…

Hamilton mayor bets basic income the way forward in unstable economic times

The mayor of Hamilton, Fred Eisenberger, says his gut tells him basic income is “the wise thing to do” for an employment landscape that is rapidly changing. Eisenberger told Case for Basic Income that he would like to think that all political parties, both provincial and federal, understand the need to do something different to…

Lindsay basic income pilot in spotlight; TVO films Agenda episode in town

Lindsay was in the spotlight yesterday when TVO’s flagship show, The Agenda, was in town filming a special basic income episode. The crew chose the Pie Eyed Monk on Cambridge Street to tape the show, which is still under development as a craft brewery and restaurant. The three panelists who participated were Mike Perry, executive director of…