News,discussions about Victoria and the Capital Region and the issues that affect us. My area of expertise is in active transportation, particularly cycling and walking. My recent term on Victoria City Council also keeps me interested in local issues that come up at City Hall and around the region.
I'm running again for council and the regional district. Hope you find a reason to offer support.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Guaranteed incomes and social outcomes
Carol Goar of the Toronto Star writes here about the 1970s "Mincome" experiment in Manitoba under Ed Schreyer's NDP and with the support of the federal government. Guaranteeing incomes in a small community had numbers of positive outcomes for the community. Goar notes, however, that a report on the experiment has never been written but research gleans from hard to get documents in Ottawa point to the program's success.