We Charity Scandal: PM’s Chief of Staff Testifies on WE Charity Agreement

In Committee from the House of Commons

We Charity Scandal: PM’s Chief of Staff Testifies on WE Charity Agreement

Finance – July 30, 2020 – Part 2:

Katie Telford, the chief of staff to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, testifies at the House of Commons finance committee as it continues its examination of the federal government’s now-cancelled agreement with WE Charity.

Questions have surrounded the federal government’s decision to award a now-cancelled contract to the WE Charity Foundation to administer a $900-million federal grants program for student volunteers. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau have both apologized for not recusing themselves from cabinet discussions concerning the contract despite the organization’s ties to their families. The prime minister and the finance minister are also facing probes by the federal ethics commissioner for potential violations of the Conflict of Interest Act.