Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dealing with a political scandal. It seems that the We Charity paid nearly $300,000 (Canadian) to the prime minister’s mother, brother, and wife in speaking fees (and another $187,000 in expenses (Canadian)).
The WE Charity was awarded a $43 million (Canadian) contract to manage a $900 million (Canadian) contract for helping students struggling to find summer jobs. Mr, Trudeau insists that he did not instruct officials to award the contract to WE Charity. However, the Prime Minister did sit in on the discussions among cabinet members on awarding the contract. The contract was not put out for bids.
Mr. Trudeau said that he did not know how much his mother and brother were paid. He did, however, perhaps know about his wife. The Canadians do file income tax returns and pay taxes. (Canadian dollars, of course). Hmmm.