Ontario

basic income

Conservatives Just Killed Canada's Basic Income Pilot

Ontario Premier Doug Ford's administration cancelled the basic income pilot on Tuesday, which was supposed to run for three years and gave participants a monthly no-strings-attached support payment.
Jordan Pearson
7.31.18
Moveable

A Tesla Is Not Just a Car for Elon Musk’s Superfans

As electric-vehicle rebates dry up, would-be Tesla owners are facing an existential crisis.
Tracey Lindeman
7.20.18
environment

Doug Ford, Canada’s Version of Trump, Is Waging His Own War on the Environment

Doug Ford is already cutting the GreenON fund, and said that the cap-and-trade program will be his first priority as premier of Ontario.
Farnia Fekri
6.22.18
ruh roh

Canada’s New National Alert System Failed Spectacularly During Its First Test

Alerts didn’t make it to mobile devices in Quebec and Ontario.
Jordan Pearson
5.7.18
Reality Checks

Basic Income Is Being Set Up to Fail

The current crop of basic income trials fall painfully short of holding society-changing potential.
Jordan Pearson
5.2.18
basic income

Basic Income Is Already Transforming Life and Work In a Postindustrial Canadian City

In Hamilton, Ontario, a basic income pilot is improving individual lives—but bureaucratic pitfalls and tepid goals can limit its potential.
Jordan Pearson
4.23.18
hail marys

A Struggling Town Is Reviving Itself With... Geocaching

Wilberforce, Ontario just lost its only bank branch—now, residents are hoping an early internet trend can help revive the town.
Robert Mackenzie
3.30.18
mining eh?

Hackers Used Ontario Government and CAMH Websites to Mine Cryptocurrency

Hackers hijacked a popular plugin.
Jordan Pearson
2.12.18
HOTY2017

The Activist Helping Abuse Survivors Tell Their Stories Through Comics

Krittika Ghosh helps immigrant women share their perspectives and energize their communities.
Jacob Dubé
12.7.17
LEGAL WEED

IBM Wants British Columbia to Track Legal Pot With Blockchain Tech

The blockchain could help stamp out the black market, IBM says.
Jordan Pearson
11.6.17
smartphone zombies

Ontario’s Proposed ‘Zombie Law’ to Ban Texting and Walking Is a Terrible Idea

The Canadian province is just the latest place to look at a ban on "distracted walking."
Kate Lunau
10.31.17
equihax

Canada's Privacy Watchdog Is Investigating Equifax

The credit firm still won't say how many Canadians are affected.
Jordan Pearson
9.15.17