Cindy Crego says having a basic income helped her pay for medications that aren’t covered and gave her the freedom to drive her car more often. Rose Borg-Brewster says it allowed her to visit her children and eat better food.

Traci said she can now have cable TV, and Mark says he could buy a few plants for his garden.

Numerous people who turned up at a rally to protest the Ford government’s cancellation of the basic income pilot program said the same. They had hope, they had a better life and now, they are unsure of what to do.