OTTAWA — Following the discovery that the Canada Revenue Agency mistakenly applied changes to the Child Tax Benefit six months too early, the NDP is calling on the Minister to formally apologise and ensure that the short-changed families are reimbursed.
Mr. Hoang Mai (Brossard—La Prairie, NDP): Mr. Speaker, it is going to take more than words to pay back those families.
Under the Conservatives, it has been anything goes at CRA. Not only have corruption allegations been mounting, but now we find the agency cannot even follow its own rules. More Conservative mismanagement means families across the country are being shortchanged.
When will the minister finally take responsibility and what is she
doing to clean up the mess?
Mr. Hoang Mai (Brossard—La Prairie, NDP): Mr. Speaker, we are looking for answers. I asked the minister a number of questions about her poor management of the Canada Revenue Agency. Her response was to make cuts to services.
We are learning today that thousands of single-parent families have
been deprived of millions of dollars because of a miscalculation. That money
should have been used to buy school supplies, clothing and food.
Mr. Hoang Mai (Brossard—La Prairie, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives like to talk about reductions, duplications and increasing efficiency, but what they really mean is
I am having a hard time understanding how taking employees away from
service counters and service centres will make services more efficient. I do not
know how the Conservatives are going to explain to people that they will get
more for their money, while the Conservatives continue to cut services.
will once again pay the price for Conservative government’s bad decisions
BROSSARD — The closure of the Canada Revenue Agency’s regional service counter on October 1 by the Conservative government will dramatically reduce services offered to citizens, said Official Opposition National Revenue critic Hoang Mai.