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CERB money wasn’t used to fund criminals. The program was a massive success and saved lives.
Erin O’Toole is a blight on our great country.
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"Mr. Trudeau, you are a disgrace to any democracy. Please spare us your presence" - European Union addressing the sad sack of **** that is currently our PM.
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The need was immediate.Catsumi wrote: ↑Nov 14th, 2021, 5:40 pmFor those that actually took the time to read the linked material, it is obviously about government rushing to toss money out into the landscape, willy nilly, and then afterwards coming to the late realization that had they thought it out beforehand, they could have saved the taxpayer plenty of unnecessary debt.
"By April 2020, 5.5 million workers had been directly affected by the initial widespread COVID-19 economic shutdown, which resulted in a drop in employment of 3.0 million and an increase in COVID-related absences from work of 2.5 million."
https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-q ... 5a-eng.htm
From a Toronto Star article in April of last year:
"Of the 3.4 million Canadian households who rent and whose primary source of income is wages, salaries or self-employed income, 46 per cent have less than a month’s worth of savings, according to research by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives."
https://www.thestar.com/business/2020/0 ... id-19.html
There was simply no time for the inevitable "delay and obstruct" tactics of extended political debate.
Of course there would be people intent on defrauding the system, there always is. But should essential aid be withheld from those in legitimate and immediate need because there are a few bad apples around ?
What is essential to this discussion, but conspicuously absent, is just how much of a problem the fraud amounted to.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.