WE Charity

Craig and Marc Kielburger at their WE Day event in Toronto on Sept. 20, 2018 (CP/Christopher Katsarov)

Five key takeaways from the Kielburger brothers’ testimony

The WE Charity founders were testy and frustrated, blaming their troubles on politics and Ottawa: ’The government hid behind a children’s charity’
Marc and Craig Kielburger speak at the WE Day celebrations in Kitchener, Ont., on Feb. 17, 2011 (CP/Geoff Robins)

The attack on WE led to an immense loss

Chip Wilson: My family and I saw first-hand how the Kielburgers put children first. The destruction of a charity that has done so much good was unjustified.
Trudeau appears as a witness via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee on July 30, 2020 (CP/Sean Kilpatrick)

WE is leaving. The Liberals’ troubles are not.

While the WE Charity is shutting its Canadian operations, expect committees to resume and tough questions to continue back in Ottawa
Craig (left) and Marc speak to thousands during WE Day UN in New York City last fall (Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

The rise and fall of WE

The charity invented by an earnest 12-year-old finds itself engulfed in a cynical, star-studded cronyism scandal. How on earth did we get here?
Trudeau appears as a witness via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee on July 30, 2020 (CP/Sean Kilpatrick)

Solving WE’s ’which came first’ problem

Andrew MacDougall: How did WE become the only option for Ottawa’s youth program? A look at the official lobbying records offers some clues.
Trudeau heads to the podium during a function at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention on Mar 2 2020 (CP)

The Canada Student Service Grant’s unusual cabinet ride

Andrew MacDougall: A look inside how Cabinet decisions are actually made casts doubt over Trudeau’s extraordinary claim about the WE decision
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The WE scandal and Justin Trudeau’s testimony: A primer

The Prime Minister took questions from MPs on the Commons finance committee. Here’s what you need to know about Parliament’s midsummer fireworks display.
Trudeau holds a harvesting knife as he harvests food at the Ottawa Food Bank Farm in Ottawa, on July 1, 2020 (CP/Justin Tang)

Prime Minister, how much broccoli did your family eat? In detail!

Marie-Danielle Smith: The PM appeared before committee for the first time. Here is an approximation of what happened, in language we can all understand.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers remarks at the WE Day celebration in Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Trudeau has offered his congratulations to U.S. president-elect Donald Trump. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Justin Trudeau testifies over WE Charity controversy: Live video

The Prime Minister and his chief of staff Katie Telford will sit before the House of Commons finance committee to answer questions around the WE Charity agreement
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The obvious lessons Justin Trudeau keeps failing to learn

Tired, wired and operating with the fail-safes turned off, team Trudeau made a big mistake. And it had an awfully familiar feel to it.