Trudeau says feds will ‘clean up after the fact’ amid CERB fraud concerns
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is planning to “clean up after the fact” if the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is distributed too widely.
Trudeau made the comment during a Tuesday special committee on COVID-19, after Conservative MP Dan Albas pressed the prime minister repeatedly on the issues first reported in a National Post article, which wrote that public servants were being advised to continue processing claim payments in cases where possible abuse was detected.
The office of Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough confirmed to CTVNews.ca that a guidance document given to bureaucrats in terms of how to triage claims, but they explained that instances of abuse were still being flagged and pursued.
“The CERB has front end…