The Canadian government has allocated 107 billion Canadian dollars for various programs to help the country’s population and the national economy in connection with the pandemic of the new coronavirus.
About 190 thousand residents of Canada, who illegally used the special fund to help victims of the consequences of the coronavirus, will have to return the benefits paid to them. On Wednesday, June 10, reports TASS with reference to the Canadian tax service.
It is reported that from March to June the authorities paid two thousand Canadian dollars to those who lost their income due to the pandemic. However, some of these citizens again went to work and did not inform the authorities about it.
Total payments affected 8.4 million Canadians.
The first case of COVID-19 infection in Canada was recorded on January 15, so far more than 97 thousand people have been infected, almost 8 thousand have died, over 56.6 thousand have been cured.
Earlier it was reported that in Canada, pensioners will receive a lump sum payment of 300 to 500 Canadian dollars (about 220-370 US dollars).
Recall that Canada for the month lost a record 2 million jobs. More than 7.5 million Canadians have applied for any federal employment assistance.