Ontario fundamental remuneration program was a deterrent to make people work again. As pro poor supporters condemn the Ontario government’s decision to discard a rudimentary income pilot project, the province preserved the move by recommending the program demoralized contributors from searching work.

Though the Progressive Conservatives had vowed to conserve the pilot project, Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod said that the government back pedaled course after discerning from ministry staff that the program did not assist people become self-sustaining correspondents to the economy.  She also said that it actually is a deterrent to resume the operations of people on track.

When you are motivating people to acquire money without any dues, it practically does not dispatch the message that the ministry or our government wants to forward. We want to put the people back on track and be constructive members of society wherever it is possible.

A reference included in the pilot however said it had been inactive for a long time to spawn the data needed to determine its success. The government ultimately declared that it is outspanning the project and fragmenting a scheduled three percent raise in social help to 1.5 percent, the initial steps in its scheme to renovate the social assistance system.

The rudimentary income pilot project, which instigated last year and functioned for three years, offered payments to 4,000 low-income people in communities including Hamilton, Brantford, Thunder Bay and Lindsay.

Ontario fundamental remuneration program was a deterrent to make people work again. Statistics released by the previous government showed 2/3 of those enrolled had a job.