The minister said she did not 'personally' bring the recommendation to award WE oversight of the program to the attention staff at the Prime Minister’s Office before it was discussed at cabinet.
Youth Minister Bardish Chagger, pictured at meeting of the House Finance Committee on July 16, says WE could have received more funding, depending on the level of interest from students. Screenshot via ParlVu
Youth Minister Bardish Chagger said on Thursday WE Charity could have received a total of $43.5-million for its administration of a now-abandoned deal to help match students with volunteer placements.
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Justin Trudeau's Liberals should ensure they don’t end up in anymore ethical controversies, as these scandals lead people to think that it is ‘time for change,’ says Innovative Research president Greg Lyle.
'My primary concern was to make sure that the public service could fully support its recommendation, that without a doubt, WE Charity was the right, and indeed, the only partner to deliver the program,' says Mr. Trudeau.
'Canada is proud of being an independent country, or a country with its own independent foreign policy, so I hope that Canada is wise enough to make its own decision,' says Cong Peiwu, China's ambassador to Canada.