A self-employed artist on welfare, claimed pandemic relief intended for the jobless.
Due to programs like CERB, expansions of EI, and the limited opportunities to spend money during the pandemic, analysts said the average disposable income for Canadian...
Authorities are still unable to explain why the pandemic relief cheque program exceeded its initial budget by over 200%.
Opposition MPs have been flooded with calls from blindsided seniors who suddenly had their GIS drastically reduced.
The half billion was paid to disqualified applicants already drawing Employment Insurance pay.
Tax officials have now frozen the accounts and will offer free credit protection to taxpayers victimized by thieves who stole ID to claim pandemic relief cheques.
Staff previously had previously poo-pooed suspicions of fraud as groundless.
The CRA has refused to detail the scope of fraudulent payments at taxpayers’ expense under the $81.6 billion Canada Emergency Response Benefit program.
The program has spent more cash so far than the government has spent on national defence.
The program was originally budgeted at $24 billion. Final claims totaled $81.64 billion paid to 8,900,000 people