The PCU would have financed the purchase of firearms

The PCU would have financed the purchase of firearms

MISE & Agrave; DAY

Three Conservative MPs called on the federal government on Wednesday to determine whether the Canadian Emergency Benefit (CEP) was used to buy illegal firearms.

“Canada's Conservatives call on government to launch full and thorough audit to determine whether taxpayer money was actually distributed to criminals as pandemic benefits, and to report on its findings to the Auditor General of Canada, ”wrote Raquel Dancho, Pierre Paul-Hus and Stephanie Kusie.

In their letter to Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety and Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment , from Workforce Development, MPs said a Montreal street gang fraudulently obtained taxpayer money through the PCU to buy illegal firearms.

In a recent decision, the judge of the C Our superior of Quebec, the Honorable Yvan Poulin, had also concluded that this street gang had fraudulently obtained more than $ 100,000 from the Canadian Emergency Benefit to finance firearms smuggling operations, also indicated MPs.

“It is unacceptable that under your watch illegal firearms have been bought with taxpayer money in the form of the PCU, especially with the wave of deadly shootings taking place to Montreal. This situation needs to be addressed urgently, “the opposition MPs also wrote in their letter.

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