National Post Pulls Factually Incorrect Story That Falsely Claimed 800,000 ‘Ineligible People’ Received CERB

The National Post has pulled a story that falsely claimed nearly a million “ineligible people” received Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As economists pointed out, the claim was factually incorrect.

The story, which was published under the byline “Postmedia News,” ran under a false headline claiming: “More than 800,000 ineligible people received CERB, at cost of nearly $1.7B, CRA documents reveal.”

https://pressprogress.ca/national-post-pulls-factually-incorrect-story-that-falsely-claimed-800000-ineligible-people-received-cerb/

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