Ottawa apparently gave nearly $10 billion to businesses that did not need the money.
Overpayment recipients included 1,522 prisoners, 391 dead people and 434 children too young to be eligible.
An estimated 1.2 million people aged 18 to 24, living with their parents in households with income of at least $100,000, received the GST credit in 2021.
To replace current federal and provincial programs, many governments would need to cooperate closely and efficiently.
Federal government spending is expected to increase by more than 68 per cent in 2020-21.
At $38,000, the benefit it begins to get “clawed back” at a rate of 50 cents on the dollar.
There are an estimated 177,700 CERB-eligible spouses living in households with at least $100,000 in income.
Debt interest will cost Ottawa an estimated $19.5 billion this year.
Like CERB, the CESB makes many students better off than they were in 2019.