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Huffington Post Canada: „A Canadian City Once Eliminated Poverty And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It„:
„And for five years, poverty was completely eliminated.
The program was dubbed ‚Mincome‘ – a neologism of ‚minimum income‘ – and it was the first of its kind in North America. It stood out from similar American projects at the time because it didn’t shut out seniors and the disabled from qualification.
The project’s original intent was to evaluate if giving cheques to the working poor, enough to top-up their incomes to a living wage, would kill people’s motivation to work. It didn’t.
But the Conservative government that took power provincially in 1977 – and federally in 1979 – had no interest in implementing the project more widely. Researchers were told to pack up the project’s records into 1,800 boxes and place them in storage.
A final report was never released.“