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theBreaker.news Podcast: Why the Trudeau family’s WE scandal is not a wee scandal

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is en route to a third conflict of interest strike. But will he be called out?

Last week, Canadians learned that Trudeau’s mother and brother were paid handsomely to speak at WE Day concerts and that the WE Charity appeared to have the inside track for the $912 million student jobs contract. The charity stood to gain more than $43 million, double (and then some) the original profit.

Democracy Watch’s Duff Conacher

The sole-sourced contract was cancelled when it got too politically hot to handle. The PM apologized for not recusing himself from the cabinet meeting where this deal was decided, but why should Canadians accept his remorse after he set a higher standard for his caucus when he came to power in 2015.

On this edition of theBreaker.news Podcast, listen to highlights of the scandal and Bob Mackin’s interview with Duff Conacher, the co-founder of Democracy Watch.

Plus, did Rick Hansen, the wheelchair athlete and namesake of the Rick Hansen Foundation, get paid for his multiple appearances on the WE Day stage?

Plus Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest headlines and commentary.

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