WE Charity Scandal: Speakers’ Spotlight Under the Spotlight

In Committee from the House of Commons

WE Charity Scandal: Speakers’ Spotlight Under the Spotlight

Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics – December 7, 2020:

Speakers’ Spotlight President Martin Perelmuter is grilled over his organization’s role in arranging paid public speaking gigs for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of his family. Speakers’ Spotlight has been caught up in the WE Charity Scandal due to demands from the committee to provide documents outlining any fees or payments between the charity and the Trudeaus for speaking appearances.

Also speaking to the committee are representatives from National Public Relations’ Martin Daraiche and Chantal Benoit. This company had been contracted out by WE Charity to provide communication support in Quebec for the now-cancelled federal contract to administer a student service grant program.