March 26, 2021 – Canada’s auditor general said while the she applauds the government’s efforts to get money out the door quickly to Canadians who had been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic, less rigorous eligibility screening did lead to cases of abuse.
In a report released Thursday, Karen Hogan said that approximately $500 million of Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) payments were dished out to recipients who were also accessing Employment Insurance (EI) support.
This issue was addressed with subsequent pre-payment control measures. CTV News reports. | READ MORE