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GOLDSTEIN: WE contract puts Trudeau in another charity controversy

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01.07.2020

You would think after his Aga Khan fiasco, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would understand the need to avoid both conflicts of interests, and the appearance of conflicts of interest, when his government gives millions of taxpayers’ dollars to charities.

His failure to do so resulted in him becoming Canada’s first prime minister found by the federal ethics commissioner to have violated four sections of the Conflict of Interest Act, since the legislation was passed in 2006.

That happened in 2016, after Trudeau, his family and some Liberal guests accepted free vacations on the Aga Khan’s private island in the Bahamas, while his government was discussing a $15 million grant to one of the Aga Khan’s charitable foundations, and receiving tens of millions of dollars in other grants from the government.

Now Trudeau is in a new controversy involving more than $900 million in sole-sourced government........

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