I have joined community members in pushing the Federal government to implement a CERB low-income amnesty.
For most low-income people and seniors who are being targeted for CERB repayment, the reality is - they will not be able to repay. If the federal government takes collection action against people living on fixed incomes, GIS and disability assistance and the like, it will be disastrous and will only drive people deeper into poverty. Anti-poverty organizations have stepped up advocacy with a coordinated campaign, to put public pressure on the federal government to take the policy suggestion seriously.
I hope you will join in a campaign to call for a CERB repayment amnesty for low-income individuals/families by sending the attached letter to the federal government ministers.
Jenny Kwan, MP