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Manitoba premier says annual funding for WE Charity under review

Last Updated Jul 29, 2020 at 6:17 pm CDT

WINNIPEG РPremier Brian Pallister says the Manitoba government is reviewing funding for the WE organization because ethical questions have arisen about its finances.

Pallister says the province normally gives about $150,000 a year to WE projects in schools.

Pallister says concerns have been raised about whether money given to WE’s charity arm ends up in its for-profit division.

WE has been facing questions before a House of Commons committee about speaking fees paid to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s family totalling about $300,000.

The group Charity Intelligence Canada, an independent watchdog on the non-profit sector, has said WE has blurred the lines between its charity and for-profit arms.

Pallister spoke at a We Day event in 2018 and says he was not paid for the appearance.

(The Canadian Press)