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WE Charity scandal: Global News story prompts heated debate in the House of Commons

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government awarded the contract to run the $912-million student volunteer program to a foundation that only received charity status last year and whose stated purpose was to “hold real estate,” Global News was able to confirm in a story published Wednesday.

Speaking in the House of Commons later in the day, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer grilled Prime Minister Trudeau on whether he was aware of the specifics of the deal and the contract.

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