Excerpt: Marie-Therese Coulombe is a spry 67-year-old with stylish red hair and a knowing sense of humour. And according to the Canada Revenue Agency, she's dead.
Coulombe has spent the past week trying to remedy the situation.
"Easter is coming. It will be my resurrection," she told CTV Montreal with a grin.
Coulombe, who -- despite her tax status -- lives and breathes in Repentigny, northeast of Montreal, received a letter from the CRA that was addressed to her "estate."
The notice explained that she would stop receiving her GST credit cheques because of her death.
Worried that she was also at risk of losing her Canada Pension Plan, she tried to contact the CRA. Thirty-one calls later, she reached a bureaucrat in Newfoundland.
"I told her, 'I'm not dead, I'm on the other end of the line talking to you,'" Coulombe recalled in French. "She said, 'Madame, I can't talk to you, I have to talk to the executor of the estate.' I said, 'There is no estate! I'm on...