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The spotlight shifted to Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau for his role in the unfolding WE Charity scandal.

Morneau repaid more than $41,000 for free trips he had taken, digging a deeper hole in the early days of the conflict of interest investigation. He was the featured speaker during a House of Commons finance committee hearing on July 22.

Also appearing were Canadaland publisher Jesse Brown and researcher Vivian Krause.

Brown has led the way in revealing what goes on inside the controversial Liberal-friendly charity business that paid the Prime Minister’s mother and brother to speak and then received a $912 million no-bid contract for a student jobs program. The contract has since been cancelled, but not before igniting the scandal.

Krause has taken a magnifying glass to WE’s U.S. tax filings and wonders whether WE provided data about its followers to its sponsors, funders and political friends.

Listen to Morneau, Brown and Krause on this edition of Podcast. 

Plus Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest headlines and commentary.

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