- Dec 6, 2015
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Trudeau’s family members received $283,400 to speak at events hosted by WE Charity | The Star
Between SNC-Lavalin and Aga Khan's ethics violating trip, not remotely surprising; part of a pattern. Unfortunately we probably aren't going to replace Trudeau while he's riding high on COVID related support, and to be honest, until the NDP manages to get polling that would see them in the riding to form government, I probably wouldn't want the Liberals out as the Conservatives would fill the void under those circumstances (and I rather doubt a Conservative PM would be any less corrupt).OTTAWA—Members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s immediate family received hundreds of thousands of dollars for speaking at events hosted by WE Charity, the organization at the centre of a widening political scandal for the Liberal government.
Trudeau is facing his third ethics investigation as prime minister for his government’s decision to sole-source the delivery of a $900-million volunteering grant program to WE Charity.
The prime minister has said that both he and his family had “voluntarily” worked with WE in the past and they intend to continue that work. But WE confirmed that members of Trudeau’s family, including his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, have received financial compensation for speaking at WE-hosted events.
The existence of financial payments between WE and the Trudeau family was first reported by Canadaland and CBC News on Thursday.
Margaret Trudeau, the prime minister’s mother, received $250,000 in honorariums for speaking at 28 WE-hosted events between 2016 and 2020. Alexandre Trudeau, the prime minister’s brother, received $32,000 in speaking fees between 2017 and 2018.