GORMLEY - TOM KORSKI - MARCH 29
It's been over a year since the federal government first implemented the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). But while the program helped thousands of unemployed Canadians weather the pandemic, a new report by Blacklock's Reporter revealed that the program also saw at least 30,000 cases of fraud, totaling $42M in payments. In the case of one Yukon town, 53% of residents received the CERB, while the unemployment rate was only 12%. Tom Korski is the managing editor for Blacklock's, and he joins Gormley to tell us more.