August 11, 2018
Promise made. Promise broken. In honour of Premier Doug Ford’s mantra on the campaign pledges he has kept, it’s worth examining a vow that was so easily dismissed.
Ontario is almost halfway into an innovative three-year experiment, created by the previous Liberal government, to see if providing more money to impoverished people will improve their job prospects, health and quality of life.
It seemed worthwhile to the Progressive Conservatives just a few months ago because the party supported the basic income pilot project on the campaign trail.
“We are looking forward to seeing the results,” a PC party spokesperson told the Star’s Laurie Monsebraaten.
When pressed in an email exchange on concerns that the Tories would cancel it, Melissa Lantsman doubled down: “Nope, as mentioned we look forward to seeing the results.” Promise made.