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Politics

Liberal WE scandal may provoke snap election

The controversy over the WE contract, has in part already cost the job of the former finance minister Bill Morneau, and the folding of the Kielburger brothers WE Charity operations in Canada. The opposition Conservatives have been demanding the investigations »

Health, Politics, Society

Canadians donating less due to COVID and WE Charity scandal, survey

A new survey by the non-profit Angus Reid Institute seems to reinforce what charities have been saying: Canadians are giving less since the pandemic began. This is even as the need for various charitable services has increased during this time. »

Politics

Controversial WE Charity to shut down in Canada

The so-called political scandal involving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the WE Charity is back in the news with word that the charity is closing operations in Canada. Canadian brothers and founders of WE Charity, Craig and Mark Kielburger, announced »

Politics, Society

Bill Morneau resigns as finance minister and MP to seek top job at OECD

Canada’s Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, said Monday he will be stepping down from the cabinet and resigning his seat in the House of Commons to pursue the job of secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). »

International, Politics, Society

Political turmoil over WE Charity results in layoffs, property sale

The political turmoil over the WE Charity contract rocking the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau is also rocking the charity organisation. The so-called scandal involves the awarding of a multi-million dollar contract to the charity to administer a federal student »

Politics

Potential crisis in Canadian politics: WE scandal fallout grows

New turbulence in the political currents in Ottawa The ethics scandal over the Liberal government’s awarding of a multi-million dollar contract to the WE Charity has entered a new phase this week, and one possibly even more concerning to the »

International, Politics

Political scandal causes sponsors to reassess their association with WE Charity

In light of the deepening political storm about the Liberal government’s contract and connections to the WE Charity, longtime sponsors have begun to distance themselves from the organisation. WE Charity is an international development charity focussing on developing countries and »

Politics

Investigation into Liberal government contract with ‘WE Charity’ grows

What has developed into an embarrassment for the Trudeau government seems to be getting worse. Labelled by opposition forces as a scandal, it began with a sole-source contract to the WE Charity to administer a $912 million programme to aid »

International, Politics

Performance, scandal: Trudeau’s popularity drops but still high among Canadians

Two national surveys by the non-profit Angus Reid Institute show that Liberal voters are still committed to Prime Minister  Justin Trudeau in spite of the current scandal over the WE Charity contract and generally no improvement for Canada on the »

Politics, Society

Costumes no more: Canada’s PM foregoes Hallowe’en dressup after scandals

Hallowe’en has come and gone, and with it the annual chance to dress up in scary or humourous, or inspired costumes so enjoyed by children as they go door to door seeking candy treats, and for those adults who dress »