WE Charity Scandal: Anti-Corruption Expert Weighs In

In Committee from the House of Commons

WE Charity Scandal: Anti-Corruption Expert Weighs In

Finance – August 12, 2020 – Part 2:

Marc Tassé, a senior advisor at the University of Ottawa’s Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption, participates in the committee’s study on the WE Charity controversy.

Questions have surrounded the federal government’s decision to award a now-cancelled contract to WE Charity 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 current federal ethics commissioner for potential violations of the Conflict of Interest Act.