Jenny in the House: CRA bills a refugee family $27,000 for child benefits they were entitled to

On November 1, 2018, Jenny rose to ask this question:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Mr. Speaker, instead of going after fat cat CEOs and the tax havens wealthy corporations use to avoid paying their fair share, refugees are having their child benefits clawed back. The government failed to provide timely access for language training for many of the new arrivals, yet refugee families that do not respond quickly to the CRA are penalized immediately. Not only are those payments stopped, but, in two cases, refugee families were billed $27,000.

Is that why the government is giving the CRA $1 billion to crack down on the middle class and those who are working hard to join it?"

 

https://openparliament.ca/debates/2018/11/1/jenny-kwan-2/

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