At Lee Manor (large meeting room), 875 6th Street East Owen Sound
This will be a discussion of a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) an old idea that is gaining traction as more and more people fall under the poverty line due to our precarious economy. Ontario is asking for comments on BIG by January 31st. This meeting will likely help determine what several agencies in Grey Bruce will say to Ontario.
Our principle concern is that, without first legislating a living wage, employers will use a BIG as a wage subsidy.
More information is available here:
On the 1974 pilot in Dauphin Manitoba: http://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/the-town-where-everyone-got-free-money/
On the proposed pilot project in Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/basic-income-pilot-consultation