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From edition: July 24 2020 Strathmore Times, By Martin Shields Member of Parliament Bow River Riding. I am sincerely sorry about not having done that,” the prime minister said during a press conference in front of his residence Monday morning. “Young people who are facing a difficult time right now getting summer jobs, contributing to their communities, are going to have to wait a little longer before getting those opportunities to serve, and that's frustrating,” he said. On Monday, Trudeau gave vague answers to questions asking if and how much his mother was being paid by WE for her speeches. We need the finance committee conducting an accelerated investigation (the finance committee’s investigation began on July 16). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld. This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic. 1 Step 1: Search the web to get info you need and go for a PCH SUPERPRIZE! 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Opposition parties are also pushing for parliamentary committees to investigate the contract, with the Conservatives saying they want the prime minister to make a rare appearance before the House of Commons finance committee to answer questions. The man serving as honourary chair of Artbound was none other than then TV host and current Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan. The prime minister said he was particularly sorry that the affair has embroiled his mother, who has emerged as a mental-health advocate following her diagnosis with bipolar disorder in 2006. “I did not recuse myself from the discussions on this topic and, given the fact that my daughter works for the organization in an unrelated branch, I now realize I should have in order to avoid any perception of conflict,” Morneau said. “If the prime minister does believe that what he did was wrong and he is sorry, we will see him appear at the finance committee,” Barrett said. Now, he is under investigation for the third time in three years. “For weeks, he tried to say there was nothing wrong with this contract. mario@strathmoretimes.com, Rose Hamrlik, Sales Manager “I apologize for not doing so and, moving forward, I will recuse myself from any future discussions related to WE.”. For over two weeks now, the prime minister and his Cabinet have been embroiled in controversy, particularly because of his involvement in the decision to outsource the Canada Student Service Grant — a $900-million program that will pay eligible students up to $5,000 for volunteering hours done until October 31 — to WE Charity. And, on what is probably the most significant measurement, demonstrated impact, Charity Intelligence gives WE only a "fair" grade. Further, Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan and Katie Telford (Justin Trudeau’s chief of staff) were involved in helping to raise $400,000 for WE Charity in 2010 and 2011. We have called for an immediate criminal investigation. OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau both admit they should have recused themselves from Cabinet’s decision to outsource a $900-million volunteer student grant program to WE Charity, which has close ties to their respective families. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. We found out that three members of Justin Trudeau’s family have been paid almost $300,000 to appear at WE Charity events. adelle@strathmoretimes.com, Jody Schneider, Production Manager The next issue of Canada.com Newsletter will soon be in your inbox. Last week, Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion announced he’d investigate Trudeau’s handling of his government’s outsourcing of the program. In a Post Millennial exclusive, O'Regan was shown to have been the Honorary Chair of Artbound, a charity that fundraise on behalf of WE. That’s frustrating,” Trudeau said. Seamus O’Regan was considered by many people to be the worst minister in Trudeau’s cabinet. And we are pursuing answers through a variety of other means as well. • Email: cnardi@postmedia.com | Twitter: ChrisGNardi, Sign-up to receive the weekly top stories, contest and promotion announcements every Tuesday. Trudeau admits he did not recuse himself from decision to outsource $900 million volunteer grant program to WE Charity, WE organization paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees to Trudeau's wife, mother and brother. info@strathmoretimes.com, Pickup Locations for The Strathmore Times. Last week, he confirmed reports that two of his daughters had been associated with WE Charity, including one that is currently under contract with the Toronto-based organization. WE engages in lots of activity, both in Canada and overseas. The program, first announced by Trudeau in April before details were provided on June 25, was billed as a way for tens of thousands of students unable to find summer work to earn up to $5,000 toward their education costs if they volunteered the maximum 500 hours. The Globe and Mail reported Monday that Telford and minister Seamus O'Regan helped WE raise money before the Liberals formed government in 2015. As I said in yesterday’s column, it might be easier to ask which top Liberals around Trudeau don’t have a connection to the various WE organizations. O’Regan was a disaster at Veterans Affairs, at one point even attempting to compare the stress of leaving journalism to the stress faced by soldiers. Trudeau, Morneau apologize for taking part in cabinet's WE decision over $900M grant program. Barely one week after the June 25 announcement and citing the intense controversy, WE Charity pulled out of the deal and committed to reimburse any fees already paid by the government. There was an error, please provide a valid email address. Trudeau's wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau received $1,400 for a single appearance in 2012. You’ve likely heard by now about the Prime Minister’s latest ethics scandal – the WE Charity debacle. Mailing Address: P.O. O'Regan was a television host at the time. “That to me is a really disturbing question.”. Last week, the WE organization — which oversees WE Charity as well as a for-profit social enterprise ME to WE — also admitted Trudeau’s wife, mother and brother had been paid hundreds of thousands in total speaking fees for events between 2012 and 2020. I apologize for not doing so, and moving forward, I will recuse myself from any future discussions related to WE,” Morneau said through a spokesperson. The Prime Minister has already been found guilty of accepting a paid vacation on a luxury island. On Sunday, the Globe & Mail reported that Telford, as well as Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan, had worked with a group called Artbound that had helped raise $400,000 for WE Charity (then called Free The Children) back in 2010 and 2011. jody@strathmoretimes.com, Classifieds The surprise apology was an about-face for the prime minister after weeks of defending the sole-sourced contract with WE, and followed revelations the organization had paid his wife, brother and mother for appearing at different events over the years. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. “I made a mistake in not recusing myself immediately from the discussions given our family's history and I'm sincerely sorry for not having done that,” Trudeau said in reference to his cabinet's decision to award the contract to WE. 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In summary, the Prime Minister and his cabinet tried to send nearly a billion dollars to an organization that had paid members of his family huge sums, and that had serious conflicts of interest with other members of his government. I think three strikes and you’re out is a fitting rule in this situation. Trudeau sought to face the controversy head on during a news conference outside his Ottawa home on Monday, days after WE confirmed it had paid his wife, brother and mother a combined $283,400, plus speaking-agency commissions, for a number of appearances at the organization's events. The Ethics Committee must immediately be reconvened to hear witness testimony. Box 2005, Station Main, Strathmore AB T1P 1K1, Mario Prusina, Publisher

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