WE lobbied government 43 times in months leading up to cancellation of $543 million volunteer grant program deal

WE lobbied government 43 times in months leading up to cancellation of $543 million volunteer grant program deal

2020-08-14 4:57:00 AM

WE lobbied government 43 times in months leading up to cancellation of $543 million volunteer grant program deal

The new data shows that WE spoke to government officials, political staffers, and even three ministers on a variety of topics a total of 21 times between January 29 and May 5, 2020

AdvertisementThis advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Article content continuedThe program promised to pay eligible students up to $5,000 for volunteer hours done over the summer. The CSSG was originally outsourced to WE in June, who pulled out of the deal one week later amidst growing controversy about the prime minister’s close ties to the organization.

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Part of the new information dumped on the commissioner’s website is a February 7 discussion between WE and the Minister of International Development Karina Gould on the topic of “international development”, records show.It is easy to tear things downThen, two months later on April 7, WE employees communicated with Minister of Small Business Mary Ng on the topic of “education”. That is the same day WE said they sent government an unsolicited proposal for a social entrepreneurship program that was never put in place.

Lobbying records also show the extent to which WE communicated with Rachel Wernick, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), who oversaw the Canada Student Service Grant. Lobbying records show 21 communications by WE between April 24 and July 5.

But those numbers may be higher. Meetings in which the government reached out to WE are seemingly not reported, considering that there are no traces of an April 19 call between Wernick and WE co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger that she disclosed to the Finance committee in mid-July. Neither Kielburger is part of the list of nearly 20 WE representatives newly registered to lobby.

AdvertisementThis advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Article content continuedWE also had at least eight communications with Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s senior policy advisor, Amitpal Singh. All but two of those communications occurred before the CSSG contribution agreement came into effect in early May.

Both Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are currently under investigation by the Ethics Commissioner for having failed to recuse themselves from the government’s decision to outsource the CSSG to WE. This, despite the close ties between themselves and their families to the Toronto-based organization.

Up until now, WE has argued that it did not feel that it met the requirements that would make it necessary to register as a lobbying organization and its subsequent communications with government. Read more: National Post »

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ZCukar All lied under oath The rise of the non-profit industrial complex. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Are politicians suppose to list which lobbyist have met with them? I see the National Compost has stopped calling it a billion dollar program about two weeks after they knew better. donkeychucker Keep digging, much more to find. Scam artists, both Keilburgers, Trudeau and his flunkies

WE... inexperienced? Slimy and greedy?, or maybe just too gullible. One things for sure when you jump in bed with JT the f%^*k you’re getting is nothing compared to the f%^*ing your going to get. But they weren’t registered as lobbyists. Isnt that illegal grcrcmppolice ? The TrudeauCorruption gift that keeps on giving

So never were registered. Just pals with Trudeau. So both they and the Liberals have broken the law Bloody crooks and all under the guise of helping young ppl. I detest charities that take more than 5% on admin fees unless infrastructure is built. The next group I can't stand are those saying we are here for the people...Trudeau needs to resign

We have a spoiled brat leading the Liberals, a spoiled adult leading the Conservatives, an NDP which cannot seem to get their costing right and the Greens who are trying to be taken seriously 🤦🏾‍♂️ let’s focus more on Ottawa & less on Washington please Boycott China CCP BAN Chinese banks/co/HUAWEI/WeChat 🇨🇦 Canada-wide Rally to Sanction Chinese Officials & Protect Hongkongers 📆 Date: 8/16/2020 (Sunday) ⏲️ Time: 2:30 pm ⛳ Place: Old City Hall, Toronto

This house of cards is slimy Nothing to see here, move along! TrudeauCorruption TrudeauCrimeFamily WEScandal WheresTheMoneyCatherine PMBlackface AgaKhanScandal TrudeauMustGoMorneauToo KWallarKitCon Crony Charitism They were required to register within two months of the lobbying activity or face the consequences set out in the Lobbying Act. What consequences would they be, you ask? A fine of $50,000 to $200,000 or imprisonment up to two years. cdnpoli wecharity wescandal trudeau

The WE brothers are turning out to be very shady and slimy. Feels like the end of their hyped up empire. Does anyone know how much money the brothers have pocketed over the past few years? The number would no doubt shock their generous donors. And they were not registered to lobby. Watch dumb downed lefties say 'nothing to see here'.

When did $900 million become $543 million? Forgot to mention they did so in secret. Tellement surpris And how many times did the United Way or the Red Cross lobby the federal government during the same time period?

WE Charity lays off dozens in Canada and U.K., looks to sell real estateThe charity has been embroiled in a political controversy since the Trudeau government chose it to run a now-abandoned youth volunteer program. It’s as if a big business deal just fell through can't fund your little project when you don't have Trudeau funding you guys money through the back? how do i join? i want millions of dollars too

WE Charity laying off dozens in Canada and U.K., looks to sell real estateThe charity has been embroiled in a political controversy since the Trudeau government chose it to run a now-abandoned youth volunteer program. thought that said Common's fiance and couldn't figure out why she had a committee Here come the lies, excuses, and half-truths. Just like watching Trudeau speak. Well looks like the trash conservative party got a charity shut down ... They must be proud. No wonder they don't win elections.

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