The push got stronger last weekend as the Ontario Basic Income Network (OBIN) met in Lindsay, calling for a progressive basic income for all Canadians.

OBIN selected Lindsay at the site to hold its annual provincial this year given Lindsay’s selection as a pilot community for the Ontario government’s new basic income program.

Importantly, at the meeting held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on William Street, delegates from across Ontario unanimously adopted a resolution supporting basic income. Known now as the “Lindsay Declaration” the document calls for any basic income program to cover the basic costs of living, be available to everyone, and recognize access to food, housing, health and income security as human rights.