An Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP, Randy Hillier, says he supports basic income policy as a tool to help those in vulnerable circumstances.
The MPP for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, a large rural area in southeastern Ontario, says the social safety net as it exists right now is not up to the job.
“I’m generally supportive of basic income. Our social safety net leaves a lot to be desired. In many cases, with existing programs, there are disincentives for people to improve their lot in life, with claw backs on earnings,” he points out.Read more