Audit demanded after more than 800,000 ineligible people get CERB
A Conservative MP says Canada Revenue Agency has some explaining to do after more than 800,000 ineligible people got Canada emergency response benefit cheques.
CRA’s own records — filed in an inquiry of ministry tabled in the House of Commons — show 823,850 people who didn’t file a tax return in the past year received $2,000 monthly CERB cheques at a cost to taxpayers of nearly $1.7 billion, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.
“I find it remarkable,” Conservative MP Kelly McCauley said.
“This is a huge amount. People were losing their homes and really needed help, but claims were made by others who were either ineligible or didn’t really need it. I want the government to do a proper, transparent audit of this. We just owe it to taxpayers.”
The federal government approved paying CERB to unemployed tax filers who made at least $5,000 in 2019.
Source: Postmedia News | Toronto Sun