Canada Emergency Response Benefit

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CRA finds more mismanagement with Ottawa’s COVID response

The federal government paid $37.7 billion in wage subsidies to businesses with tax debts.

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Morneau admits the obvious—COVID policies were seriously flawed

Ottawa wasted billions of dollars in taxpayer money and accumulated far more debt than was necessary.

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Government failure not unique to Trudeau government

Overpayment recipients included 1,522 prisoners, 391 dead people and 434 children too young to be eligible.

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CERB problems underscore problems with universal basic income

To replace current federal and provincial programs, many governments would need to cooperate closely and efficiently.

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Trudeau government wage subsidy program likely not worth the price tag

This fiscal year, the wage subsidy program will cost $4,100 per member of the Canadian workforce.

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Canada lags behind most industrialized countries on key economic, fiscal indicators

Federal government spending is expected to increase by more than 68 per cent in 2020-21.

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Trudeau government creating harmful work disincentives for many Canadians

At $38,000, the benefit it begins to get “clawed back” at a rate of 50 cents on the dollar.

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Trudeau government spending billions to make people better off than before recession

There are an estimated 177,700 CERB-eligible spouses living in households with at least $100,000 in income.

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Poor CERB targeting wastes billions

Like CERB, the CESB makes many students better off than they were in 2019.