Governments shouldn’t ‘scare’ Canadians, Liberal MP says as Ottawa threatens penalties for CERB fraud

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The Liberal government is proposing legislation that would impose tighter rules for claiming the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) and is threatening to impose fines and jail time on those who deliberately lie on applications. In a bill to be tabled in the House of Commons Wednesday, the government says Canadians won’t be eligible to claim the benefit if: They fail to go back to work when it is reasonable to do so, and their employer asks them to return. They fail to resume self-employment when it’s reasonable to do so. They decline a reasonable job offer when they are able to work.