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Can EI Overpayments Be Erased?

If Service Canada believes that your received more employment insurance (“EI”) benefits than you were entitled to it will attempt to collect that overpayment back from you. Is this overpayment debt payable to Service Canada released by bankruptcy or a consumer proposal?  The answer isn’t entirely clear.  Section 178 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act states that “any debt or liability resulting from obtaining property or services by false pretences or fraudulent misrepresentation, other than a debt or liability that ...

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