Former senator, the Honourable Hugh Segal (now Master of Massey College) will be the top adviser to the government of Ontario on the design and implementation of a pilot programme (or two) in basic income within the province. He is to make his recommendations in March of 2017.
At the moment the hope is that one or two pilot programmes might start in 2018. The 'pilot' stage would run for perhaps three years. On this schedule it's possible that Ontario might have a basic income programme by 2021. Then again, it might not. A programme will begin only if there is no provincial deficit.
A provincial election due in the next couple of years could negate everything.
( Reprinted from Sayout Newsletter, by Robyn Peterson. )