A significant portion of federal spending was mismanaged, poorly targeted, wasteful or simply excessive.
canada emergency wage subsidy
The federal government paid $37.7 billion in wage subsidies to businesses with tax debts.
Ottawa wasted billions of dollars in taxpayer money and accumulated far more debt than was necessary.
Ottawa apparently gave nearly $10 billion to businesses that did not need the money.
Overpayment recipients included 1,522 prisoners, 391 dead people and 434 children too young to be eligible.
This fiscal year, the wage subsidy program will cost $4,100 per member of the Canadian workforce.
Per-person federal government program spending will reach an estimated $16,350 in 2020.
Like CERB, the CESB makes many students better off than they were in 2019.