The Evening Standard

Justin Trudeau says he did not intervene in charity case

July 31, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has defended himself against claims he intervened to ensure a charity his family did paid work for won a government contract.

Mr Trudeau has apologised in a rare parliamentary committee appearance, adding that he should have recused himself from a Cabinet decision to award a contract to administer money to students having trouble finding work due to the pandemic.

The scheme came under scrutiny after it was revealed that We Charity, an organisation Mr Trudeau’s family has worked for, was chosen to administer it.

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