It is true that the way the program is being implemented gives rise to some unintended consequences. The first issue that was raised has to do with paying people for volunteer work. That could undermine the spirit of volunteering and the efforts of all not-for-profit organizations to encourage volunteer involvement in the community and the country, as a whole. The way it works, the amount of time a person volunteers is tied to a lump sum payment.
As you mentioned, during my career, I've headed both Canadian and Quebec associations. Right now, I'm a consultant, teacher and book author. As a consultant, I'm in contact with a lot of organizations in Quebec, and the COVID-19 pandemic virtually crippled their operations.
They aren't fully able to meet the demand, in other words, taking on volunteers, training them and providing them with everything a volunteer experience should.