Mungall launches petition against clawback

Maternity benefits deduction spurs a new Mungall campaign.

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall has launched a petition to end a clawback on maternity and parental benefits.

The amounts are deducted from families receiving disability and income assistance, which Mungall says is creating “undue hardship.”

She raised the issue in the legislature recently.

“The premier responded with her tired political attack lines and self-promotions,” Mungall said. “BC families deserve better than this.”

She’s created a petition that can be signed at her office in Nelson or at her website, michellemungall.ca.