Trudeau to testify on granting contract to charity group

Ottawa, July 28

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will testify in Parliament on Thursday about his function in his authorities’s choice to grant a charity group a contract to run a pupil volunteer program value hundreds of thousands of {dollars}.

Trudeau’s chief of workers Katie Telford will even seem earlier than the House of Commons for questioning on the identical day over the C$900 million ($664 million), which has now been halted, studies Xinhua information company.

Trudeau has been below hearth since June 25 when his authorities granted WE Charity group a sole-sourced contract to run this system.

The Trudeau household has a detailed relationship with the group.

Trudeau’s spouse, mom and brother have been allegedly paid a whole lot of hundreds of {dollars} for his or her appearances at WE Charity occasions.

Due to public outcry, the WE Charity and the Trudeau authorities introduced on July three that they have been ending the contract.

On July 13, at a press convention, Trudeau mentioned he made a mistake in not recusing himself from cupboard discussions about granting this system to the charity group.

The Canadian Conservative Party and different opposition events have been pushing for extra solutions and have launched three separate parliamentary probes.

They have additionally prompted the Parliamentary ethics commissioner to launch battle of curiosity investigations into each Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s dealings on granting WE Charity the contract, calling on each to resign.

Earlier this week, Morneau mentioned he had paid WE Charity again C$41,366 in excellent bills that the group lined for 2 journeys his household took in 2017, and that his spouse has reportedly made C$100,000 in donations to the group in recent times.–IANS

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