We Charity to exit Canada amid Trudeau scandal probe


A charity that has been a key player in a scandal involving Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, says it will no longer operate in the country. In a press release, WE Charity announced it would be “winding down the organization’s operations in Canada”. The charity’s co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, will also leave the organisation. WE was under the spotlight after it was picked to run the Canada Student Service Grant, a summer programme.

The C$900m ($679m, £519m) volunteer initiative was supposed to help students who were out of their summer jobs because of the pandemic. It later emerged that Mr Trudeau’s mother and brother had been paid for speaking at various WE events over the years. Mr Trudeau is facing the third ethics investigation of his five years in office over the government’s decision to task WE with administering the programme.(BBC)…[+]