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Records show charity closely linked to Trudeau has received multiple sole-source contracts from Liberal government

Records show charity closely linked to Trudeau has received multiple sole-source contracts from Liberal government
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WE Charity, which has close ties to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family — and which will receive millions of dollars to administer a federal student volunteer grant program — has received a series of exclusively sole-source contracts from the federal government over the last three years, government records show. Sole-source contracts are government contracts that are handed directly to a chosen supplier, without the opportunity for others to provide competing bids for the government business.

The federal Liberal government announced last week that it had outsourced a student-grant program worth over $900 million to WE Charity, which will receive at least $19.5 million in fees for the work. Trudeau, whose family has worked closely with the WE organization for many years, defended the contract, saying the WE Charity was the “only one… capable of networking and organizing and delivering this program on the scale that we needed it…” But records show this was not the first time the charity received an exclusive contract from the Trudeau government, although it is by far the largest.
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