Jagmeet Singh Says It’s The Government’s Fault That CERB Eligibility Was So Confusing
He's calling on the government to scrap "CERB clawbacks."💰
With repayments just around the corner for thousands of Canadians, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has accused the federal government of being responsible for
In a tweet on December 15, he said the Liberals “made a mistake” with CERB eligibility and therefore should not be asking of Canadians to repay the money.
Canadians applied for the CERB in good faith to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads, and now the Liberals want to penalize over 440,000 families because the Liberals gave the wrong information.
Sharing an official statement on the same day, the NDP leader said many Canadians are going through “tough times” right now and shouldn’t be asked to repay potentially
He said many people applied for the benefit in good faith “to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads.”
This month, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) called onwho claimed CERB to repay, after many were found to be ineligible.
Some of those contacted by the CRA are self-employed people, who say the original CERB application form
Singh’s calls for repayments to be scrapped have been backed up by Green Party leaderwho says asking Canadians to repay during a pandemic is “heartless.”
Despite these calls, the CRA has made it clear that they haveon the repayment program. However, they have promised no penalties or interest will be charged to those who applied in good faith.