August 1, 2018
An Ontario minister admits the new government has backtracked on a campaign promise to keep the province’s basic income pilot project in place.
Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod blamed the “realities” the Progressive Conservatives faced, upon coming into power last month, for the decision she announced on Tuesday.
“[There’s] the decision in the campaign and then you find the realities of when you’re in government,” MacLeod told reporters on Wednesday, restating her intent to “come up with a better plan in 100 days.”
It marks the first broken promise of Premier Doug Ford’s government.