They had hope, they had a better life, and now they are unsure what to do.

They were among more than 100 people who turned up at a rally at Lindsay Memorial Park on Tuesday to protest the Ford government’s cancellation of the program.

Some of the protesters were on scooters; some were using oxygen tanks. Many waved signs. They all shouted “Bring back basic income” and jeered the “buck-a-beer” announcement made earlier in the day by the Conservatives to bring back lower legal beer prices.