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CBC News 29 Jun 2020

Trudeau defends decision to have WE Charity run student grant program


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said WE Charity is the only organization capable of administering more than $900 million in grants for students this summer. The federal Liberal government has been criticized for allocating such a large sum of money to a third party that has ties to Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire. 

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