While America remains torn over socialized healthcare, Canada's long since checked that one off the list and is now considering a social program that would presumably make the GOP weep for the dream of small government. The province of Ontario will serve as a guinea pig for the country's new project where they give citizens free money every month. Sincere apologies if this news makes your Trump-thumping uncle so incredulous his "Make America Great Again" mug shatters in his hand.
The Ontario government announced the project in February, according to the Huffington Post, though the costs and start date are unknown. According to the Basic Income Canada Network (BICN), the concept of guaranteed income, which has been gaining steam since the 1960s, would decrease reliance on other social programs and is meant to ensure "everyone an income sufficient to meet basic needs and live with dignity, regardless of work status."