OTTAWA, July 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Canada’s Liberal government and WE Charities have ended their controversial agreement to have the charity manage a $900-million student summer volunteer grants program.
The announcement came a day after a Rebel News exclusive report revealed that WE Charity founders Craig and Marc Kielburger have donated to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s political campaigns and the Liberal Party.
Trudeau said Friday that civil servants would administer the program, Canadian Press reported. Youth Minister Bardish Chagger released a statement the same day saying the decision to end the partnership was “mutually agreed upon,” reported the CBC.
“According to documents we’ve uncovered, Craig Kielburger donated $2,400 in two installments to Justin Trudeau directly in 2013. In 2011 he also donated to the Ontario Liberal Party,” Keean Bexte of Rebel News reported Thursday.
“Craig’s brother and co-founder, Marc Kielburger, donated to the Scott Brison leadership campaign and directly to the Liberal Party coffers,” Bexte added.
Moreover, during the time Trudeau has been in power, “the Kielburger organization has scooped over $5,197,155 in taxpayer funded contracts with Canadian Heritage, Employment and Social Development Canada, and Environment and Climate Change Canada,” Bexte wrote.
Trudeau announced the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG)