It cannot be ignored that the cancellation of a three-year experiment involving real live human beings is an ethical violation of the most serious kind, the kind that can lead to death, especially by increased risk of heart attacks and suicide.
In the name of science and ethics, and because it appeared to be working, the cancellation of the basic income pilot experiment should be reversed. But if the people of Ontario refuse to sufficiently pressure Ford into doing the right thing, as multiple mayors in Ontario and multiple Chambers of Commerce are already beginning to plead for, and if the class action lawsuit already being brought against the Ford administration for breach of contract also fails to force his hand, then the federal government will need to step in and make sure that basic income in Ontario does not end on March 31, 2019, but will instead complete as originally designed at the end of three years as promised.
Promises were made. Promises were broken. Those promises must be kept. Wherever you live, anywhere in the world, please do what you can to help make this right. In addition to the links already included, please also make use of the ones below. Sign the petitions, contribute to the fund raisers, like and favorite, share and retweet, whatever you can do to help, please do that.
Save the basic income pilot recipients. Complete the experiment. Keep the promise.