COVID-19 in Canada: The CRA is being flooded with anonymous tips about possible CERB fraud

COVID-19 in Canada: The CRA is being flooded with anonymous tips about possible CERB fraud 1


Lawyer Roy Berg breaks down the surge in tips about potential fraud with Canada's CERB program.

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86 Comments on "COVID-19 in Canada: The CRA is being flooded with anonymous tips about possible CERB fraud"

  1. Sinister Minister | June 26, 2020 at 2:56 PM | Reply

    I’m willing to bet that the majority of them are malicious.

    • ​@tudeslildude this was my thought. it gave me the vibes of the chan trolls that called into the Dem primary in america to jam the lines and prevent reporting.
      the right wing has a large bag of sneaky tactics

    • tudeslildude | June 26, 2020 at 10:29 PM | Reply

      @Oleandra I should hope not, though I guess there have been a lot of sex offender politicians across history. D=

    • Oleandra 🤣

    • Carla Mountenay | June 27, 2020 at 1:32 AM | Reply

      I agree. Can’t imagine how anyone would even know someone was collecting CERB, let alone defrauding the system.

    • Buddy Van Cigrit | June 27, 2020 at 5:09 AM | Reply

      @Carla Mountenay I know a guy who’s been in jail for the whole time and is collecting. I’m not Karen though so I’m not reporting him.

  2. I remember when the unemployment fund was fully funded and could have been self sufficient then the Government stole it and put in the ‘general’ fund…not their money to worry about or manage.

    • Jeff Spicolli | June 27, 2020 at 6:25 AM | Reply

      Yes Paul Martin Finance Minister of the Chretien Liberals took a $60 Million EI surplus into general revenues which successive governments routinely do. This changed the nature of EI contributions which at one time were a insurance premium annually adjusted to national employment numbers to the tax they are today.

  3. Lots of KARENs

  4. And when the banks needed bail outs no one goes to jail

  5. Ivanna Jerkov | June 26, 2020 at 4:13 PM | Reply

    Canada has been taken over by Karens.

  6. 2009worstyearever | June 26, 2020 at 4:17 PM | Reply

    oh no someone stole 2000 dollars, better waste 100k getting it back. Whats that, someone stole 30 million delivering poor quality PPE to the hospitals / someone gutted the elderly care industry leading to deaths of thousands of vulnerable Canadians / someone bought a 10 billion dollar pipeline a month before oil dropped to 30 dollars a barrel / someone bought ships that set themselves on fire from sellers who knew they set themselves on fire / someone laundered 10 billion through BC casinos / … Oh well, that’s just impossible to stop! Who cares about billions that our friends steal when we can get criminals stealing thousands of dollars! THOUSANDS!

  7. Jeff Mahoney | June 26, 2020 at 5:01 PM | Reply

    Guaranteed it’s employers who want their staff back

    • Jeff Mahoney | June 27, 2020 at 1:14 AM | Reply

      @Redmage 77 I totally agree. But we (not me) elected a completely unqualified PM

    • atmmachine11 | June 27, 2020 at 10:11 AM | Reply

      @Redmage 77 I appreciate someone finally admitting both sides have problems. :- ) I’m not for either side in particular but both sides can be really annoying, including their fans.

    • Jeff Mahoney | June 27, 2020 at 10:59 AM | Reply

      ​@atmmachine11 Yes, same. I think of the government as a sports league. Each party is like a team, but they’re all playing for the same league.

    • The government has encouraged staying home and collecting “free” money over actually going to work.

    • Exactly what I was thinking

  8. Maybe someone could investigate Trudeaus chinese debt problem instead.

  9. Ted Sheckler | June 26, 2020 at 5:58 PM | Reply

    How about some reporting on the BILLIONS of missing dollars in infrastructure spending contracts?

    • Jonathan Edward | June 27, 2020 at 12:44 PM | Reply

      @Deedra Czuryj It’s b/c we keep electing corruption in the form of neo liberal/neo con parties. They are pro corporation, crumbs for the ppl & they act like those crumbs are gold.

    • Sorry, that’s not part of the narrative that the MSM is paid to report.

    • Your Locally Blown Piston Rings | June 27, 2020 at 8:45 PM | Reply

      Let’s not forget how Trudeau “just lost” 1.5% of GDP that was meant aside for DND and veteran affairs

    • Exactly government is so much worse the amount they waste …

    • This questions the Vancouver housing market so much it’s wild

  10. Banny Khalegi | June 26, 2020 at 6:04 PM | Reply

    I’m only here for the comments

  11. Why don’t you Go after the government. They borrow money, with interest, from the bank’s…and we The, tax payers, are expected to pay it back.

    • FPScanada Figuring it out doesn’t make it just. Nor does it give historical context as to why. Government have(had) the ability to print their own money. It’s fiat and backed by nothing but belief. It is not laboured backed. You don’t make money through labour of any sort. You get money in exchange for it. Not to mention who actually owns these central non government affiliated banks. But ya just go ahead and accept is because it’s what we currently do. It’s Ponzi scheme and even if someone understands it as you claim you do, they often haven’t wrapped their heads around the consequences of having debt that can never be paid back.

    • JayBe Faulky spot on

    • And what did you mean in your first reply to this comment? Is this coded language? @RShCovers

    • Phone User all the bills from a governing party should be routed to the party that was responsible for spending it

    • Worst part is, we own a bank & could borrow from ourselves at zero interest.

  12. Government chases thousands of dollars while billions going out the back door to their corporate donors.

    • The Kombinator | June 27, 2020 at 6:27 PM | Reply

      @W Because as we all know, small businesses are extremely profitable and almost always grow into something successful.

    • Radicool Gaming | June 27, 2020 at 8:46 PM | Reply

      @Khaled Buckets Billionaires aren’t hoarding money either. All their money is invested

    • Radicool Gaming | June 27, 2020 at 8:49 PM | Reply

      @Roy Tallow Corporations should get help, however they must not be the first in line, however the whole country’s economy and GDP depends on these huge corps so of course they’ll get a lot of help. No point of blaming huge corps who are taking advantage of the opportunities that are being presented to them…

    • Non of your business Non of your business | June 27, 2020 at 9:40 PM | Reply

      I know mafia runs canada financial mafia my friends

    • You are absolutely right! 👍

  13. Like this is anywhere on the list of top 100 problems in this country, bunch of blood thirsty karen cronies.

  14. * CRA is being flooded with anonymous tips *
    “Wh-who calls in these tips?”

    * Facepalm *

  15. How do we know the CRA is being flooded with tips about fraud? Anonymous sources?


  17. Wasn’t every Canadian affected by the shutdown? Shouldn’t every Canadian receive the benefit?

    • I'mACommunist Shill | June 27, 2020 at 9:56 AM | Reply

      I have not been affected at all in interior BC. I have more work than prior to covid. I definitely don’t need a CERB cheque.

    • I have not been affected also. I do not need CERBs assistance. Thankfully I have been able to keep working

    • Bayan Zabihiyan | June 27, 2020 at 11:31 AM | Reply

      I transitioned to Work from home easily and didn’t lose a cent of income. I don’t need the benefit either.

  18. This CERB BS did an excellent job at dividing the country. UBI type financial aid would’ve made more sense…..

  19. Shane Henry Teed | June 27, 2020 at 1:50 PM | Reply

    the dude is a tool…”a bill in the house that did not pass” then loosly describes penalties, yup he is a tool

  20. Henry Giesbrecht | June 27, 2020 at 6:56 PM | Reply

    when it comes to millionaires, there’s never an issue with fraud.

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