Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives have gone back on their word bycancelling an experimental provincial program that offered financial support to 4,000 low-income Ontarians.
The pilot program was launched in April 2017 by the previous Liberal government and was set to last three years. It provided a minimum income of $17,000 per year to qualified people, minus half of their earned income.
This could allow a couple to receive up to $24,000 annually and people with disabilities were entitled to an additional $6,000.
In April, a spokeswoman for Ford, Melissa Lantsman, told the Toronto Star that the Tories had no plans to cancel the test program, and were “looking forward to seeing the results.”