Billions in CERB payments provided to over 800,000 ineligible claimants
The number of top tax-bracket earners, individuals who make over $210,371 per year, who collected CERB payments lies at over 14,000.
Justin Trudeau also pleaded to premiers earlier this week to not hesitate on imposing further restrictions and lockdowns, saying that his government would once again be there to provide aid to those affected by such policies.
221,320 applicants were given the funding, despite knowledge that they were already covered by EI. “There are situations where clients mistakenly applied for the benefit," an Inquiry of Ministry from cabinet read.
Scheer criticized Parliament's decision to allow tax filers who earn up to $1,000 a month to qualify for benefits, noting that it was unfair to businesses who are seeking employees.