Lots of unanswered questions.
That is what has come out the Ontario government’s Basic Income Pilot project to date.
Yesterday the province held a media event in Hamilton to provide an update on the project.
One area that they haven’t figured out yet is the issue of basic income recipients being subjected to garnishments. They had no answers at the morning media event.
Later in the day when pressed on it during question period Premier Wynne had no answers either.
Hamilton MPP Paul Miller wanted the Premier to commit to resolving the garnishment issue. Miller referenced a position taken by the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction (HRPR) earlier in the day.
The HRPR will not be making any further referrals to the basic income application sessions until they clarify whether basic income is subject to garnishment.