Monday, December 4, 2023

Canada Finance Minister resigns amid charity probe

Bill Morneau has faced pressure to step down after it was revealed he did not repay travel costs covered by WE while on overseas trips to see its work. He said he recently realised he had not repaid the C$41,000 in expenses and has since written a cheque.(BBC)
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  • First domino falls in Durham probe

    Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, two sources close to the matter tell Fox News.(Fox)

    Ethics committee another disaster for the Trudeau Liberals

    If WE Charity has given back any of the $30 million fronted to them by the Trudeau government, then neither ministers nor top bureaucrats know about it. That was part of what was discovered as MPs continued to ask questions about the now cancelled $912-million deal with the struggling charity.(Toronto Sun)

    Many questions remain unanswered in the WE scandal

    Between Justin Trudeau, Bill Morneau and the Kielburger brothers – their explanations of what happened in the WE Charity scandal don’t add up. (True North)

    Trudeau denies, deflects – apologizes – in testimony to committee looking into WE scandal

    OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he “pushed back” on the public service’s recommendation to outsource a $912-million student volunteer grant program to WE Charity because he feared the “perception” of a conflict of interest. (National Post)

    Commons committee puts spotlight on beleaguered WE charity

    OTTAWA - Craig and Marc Kielburger, the brothers who co-founded the sprawling network of charitable and for-profit firms that are now grouped under the WE Movement umbrella, began their four hours of parliamentary testimony on Tuesday with an unusual move: They swore an oath to tell “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth" (National Post)
  • It's time to disentangle WE from the state
  • WE scandal worsens, screams out for an RCMP investigation

    Each day exposes more slime oozing in the WE scandal enveloping the Trudeau government.Yesterday we learned that the $912 million for the WE charity was not actually for the WE charity, but rather for the WE Charity Foundation, an entity set up as a real estate holding company with an annual budget of $150,000. (True North)

    Lethbridge drug site: a shocking mess uncovered

    A shocking mess, all the more shocking because of whose mess it is. Those who claim to be doing what they’re doing for the most unselfish reasons.(Calgary Sun)

    A deeper look at Kielberger Inc.

    WE and its founders, the Kielburger brothers, have been in the news for years. Good looking, smart young kids that sought to change the world and, in many ways, they’ve succeeded. (Toronto Sun)

    With Trudeau it’s always repent, rinse, repeat

    There is a familiar rhythm to Justin Trudeau’s leadership – he commits a cardinal error of judgment, offers a misty-eyed admission of guilt, the dogs bark and the caravan moves on. (National Post)