NDP won’t support Liberal bill that would jail, fine CERB fraudsters

Article Link: https://torontosun.com/news/national/ndp-wont-support-liberal-bill-that-would-jail-fine-cerb-fraudsters/wcm/01f3c255-1c45-4819-a185-0957b7eec897

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OTTAWA — The Trudeau Liberals’ push for changes to a key benefit for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic hit political roadblocks as the New Democrats withdrew support for a draft bill that would fine or imprison people who made fraudulent claims. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday the legislation would enact punishments for those who knowingly and wrongfully claimed the $2,000-a-month benefit — not those who simply made mistakes in good faith.