Parliament Video: 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?"

Latest posts

Global News: Israel-Gaza: NDP calls for special immigration measures to reunite Palestinian families in Canada

Speaking in the House of Commons on Monday, NDP MP Jenny Kwan described Gaza as “the most dangerous place for children in the world” and called for special immigration measures so that Palestinian families in Canada could be reunited with their loved ones. Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly responded by saying that “too many” children and women have lost their lives, adding that 130 Canadians were able to cross the Rafah border on Sunday night.

Are you ready to take action?

Constituent Resources
Mobile Offices
Contact Jenny

Sign up for updates