120 employees no longer with CRA after inappropriately claiming CERB, agency says

The Canada Revenue Agency has let go 120 employees who took advantage of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a CRA statement issued Friday morning, an internal review launched to identify any CRA employees who inappropriately claimed the benefit while employed at the department turned up 600 suspect cases.

“Out of the approximately 600 cases, we can report that 120 individuals are no longer with the CRA as a result of this internal review,” the statement said. “The investigations and disciplinary processes continue.”

Any CRA employees who improperly claimed benefits will be required to pay them back if they have not already done so, the

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