CERB Fraud and Access to Dental Care – May 4, 2021
Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics. (Public affairs)
At a news conference on Parliament Hill, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet discusses the Canadian Revenue Agency’s treatment of fraud and scam victims linked to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). He calls on the federal government to not collect tax from people who are considered CERB recipients only because they were victims of a scam. The Bloc leader also faces questions on imposing a potential vaccination certificate for foreign travellers.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a virtual news conference to discuss his party’s dental care motion. He is joined by NDP MP and motion sponsor Jack Harris. The motion calls on the federal government to establish a plan as soon as possible for Canadian families earning less than $90,000 per year who are not covered by a dental care plan. This would be an interim measure toward the inclusion of full dental care in Canada’s health-care system