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All rights reserved. This was a group that fired its board of directors for asking too many questions about its finances. And, um, you know, the member of the board is also the chairman? So basically, they think we’re going, uh, we are getting information on them to take to the police. This was controversial, as the charity had previously paid close family of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to appear at its events,[1][2] despite making claims to the contrary. He said he recently realised he had not paid C$41,000 in related travel expenses for those visits and has since cut a cheque. But unlike a $10 doughnut, there was a $900-million contract at stake this time — and allegations against WE Charity keep piling up. I am told they met with Ministers NG, Chagger and others to discuss this + a revised version of the service program. ", Parliamentary committee probes commenced Thursday and will continue into next week. [77], On April 21, 2020 the Finance Department received a proposal from the WE Charity in which it outlined a volunteer program. Yeah. And then I’ll call you back. He added that his organization "absolutely" would have been capable of administering the program. From these committee there would be a number of important outcomes. By Rob Breakenridge Global News Posted October 31, 2020 10:00 am . We think, you know, because you know I gave them some cash last week. Of relevance here, however, is Ruhiu’s assertion in the statement that when he signed his earlier confession, he had done so at gunpoint. So many. Who knows? The date given by the Finance Department for this call was April 7 while WE Charity stated it occurred on April 8. [36] Additionally, one of Morneau's daughters was found to be directly employed by the charity; while another daughter spoke at multiple WE Charity events and was featured in WE's "Future 50" portrait series. Peter Ruhiu: I don’t know what the fuck, I don’t know what the fuck. Okay. Trudeau and Morneau have apologized for not recusing themselves from the decision to pay WE up to $43.5 million to administer the program and are both under investigation by the federal ethics watchdog for possible breaches of the Conflict of Interest Act. Marc Kielburger: Marc Kielburger: Craig Kielburger added that fallout from the matter had "resulted in serious challenges that risk the entire organisation". [16] The Finance Department was tasked with devising a series of measures to address these issues. "WE Charity received no preferential treatment not from me, not from anyone else," he told parliamentarians on 30 July. I’m not sure what you want me to do. 8 hours. It later emerged that Mr Trudeau's mother and brother had been paid for speaking at various WE events over the years. Marc Kielburger: Marc Kielburger: Involve every conceivable arm of the government.”, Peter Ruhiu: Peter Ruhiu: So, I get it. Head of compliance? Its co-founders became local celebrities, and have appeared on television programmes such as the Oprah Winfrey Show and 60 Minutes. You know, that’s already, you know… They are all criminal offences, basically. Peter Ruhiu: But WE… [47], WE Charity was not a registered lobby group at the time of the events, but it retroactively registered as a lobby group on August 13, 2020, with 18 individuals registered to lobby 19 governmental departments. Mr Singh has numerous student volunteers enrolled in the programme and says he was told the federal government would step in after the WE partnership fell apart. I just don’t understand it. So, Pete, how can I help? To me it’s dumb. So she has to leave. Peter Ruhiu: Honestly, 100%, I’m disavowing him. The former finance minister is currently being looked at for possible ethics violations for failing to recuse himself from related discussions - for which he apologised - and for the WE-related trips. [106] He again apologized for not recusing himself from cabinet discussions but reiterated that there was "absolutely no preferential treatment," nor direction or influence, from him or his office in selecting WE Charity to administer the Canada Student Service Grant. Documents shed new light into WE Charity affair; Conservatives accuse Liberals of coverup, U.S. election results: Live, real-time election results as America votes, U.S. election live: Ongoing coverage as Americans vote for their next president, Trudeau says they’ve released WE Charity documents for review, don’t want election, Canada ready to help its citizens in U.S. if there’s unrest post-election: Freeland, 3-layer masks with filter now recommended, Canada’s top doctor says. At the beginning of the recording, Marc Kielburger is heard explaining that he had received a text from Peter Ruhiu, at the time WE’s country director for Kenya and Tanzania. What’s going on Pete? In mid-August, Mr Trudeau announced he would suspend parliament until 23 September as a reset ahead of announcing his minority Liberal government's new priorities in the wake of the pandemic. Okay. Yeah so they’re basically seeing it like, you know, we’re fighting them, and we’re entrapping them, because they know we’ve gone to the police, and we’re just confirming their names and telephone numbers. How can I help? "[22], Concurrent to these events, and prior to the announcement of the CSSG on June 25, 2020, WE Charity was simultaneously corresponding with the same government agencies ultimately responsible for choosing the administrator of the program. So they’re like, “Look, come for us.” They’re like, “Come, bring all the cops you want.” They’re so livid, they’re so mad. Ruhiu: You know, it is — Marc, I — I’m not very good with words, but I’m trying to express to you how bad this is. I mean, I can’t go [inaudible], no way. I’m so sorry. Hopefully she has reached out to Steve and he’s taking his call but hopefully we’ll see… I’ll call you back. Some partners and sponsors, including the Queen's Commonwealth Trust and Virgin Atlantic Airways, have said they are reviewing their relationships. [116][117] Many of these documents however were heavily redacted, and there were questions raised regarding whether what had been censored had been done so appropriately, according to House of Commons Law Clerk Philippe Dufresne, who stated that "public servants went too far in redacting the WE Charity documents released to MPs. Better transcribe your radio shows with Sonix. By Tuesday we would have been, you know, good to go. US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden? Yeah. Well, I don’t, Peter I don’t know what to say. And now if it comes up, he hears about, he’s going to be like, “Fuck you. .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}We Charity pulls out of $664m Canada student grant contract, Trudeau admits 'mistake' while facing third ethics inquiry in office, Canada projects $343bn deficit amid Covid 'uncertainty', Trump and Biden predict win but election goes to wire.

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