NDP Leader Reacts to Ethics Commissioner’s WE Charity Reports – May 13, 2021

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NDP Leader Reacts to Ethics Commissioner’s WE Charity Reports – May 13, 2021

On Parliament Hill, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh comments on the federal ethics commissioner’s reports on the WE Charity contract controversy. Commissioner Mario Dion has cleared Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of wrongdoing over the decision to give WE Charity a now-cancelled contract to administer a $900-million federal grants program for student volunteers. But the report concludes that former finance minister Bill Morneau violated the Conflict of Interest Act by not recusing himself from cabinet deliberations on the contract, given his relationship with WE co-founder Craig Kielburger. (May 13, 20210) (no interpretation)