EXCLUSIVE: Alberta Education paid WE Charity for anti-racism, citizenship programs for students

Five years of documents relating to the WE Charity scandal have been destroyed, but Rebel News is preserving all the ones we can locate, including new exclusive documents that detail several years of Government of Alberta grants to WE.

Speakers' Spotlight Toronto, Justin Trudeau’s former talent agency, purged documents pertaining to Trudeau’s speaking fees between 2008-2013.

The documents were requested by the House of Commons Ethics Committee.

Rebel News has been filing for access to information requests for documents all across the country, even into local school boards and provincial education ministries, relating to WE and the grants, gifts, and contracts the Kielburger’s organization has received.

We filed for documents available through the Alberta Ministry of Education asking the government to:

Provide copies of any documents including email, text or instant messages, memos, briefing notes, slack messages, WhatsApp messages etc regarding any media reports about WE or ME to WE from June 1 2020 to July 27, 2020.

In the last eight years, Alberta Education has given the WE Organization three quarters of a million dollars.

Since 2012 Alberta education has provided four separate grants to WE charity totaling $750,000. The grants included the delivery of citizenship and leadership programs for students. WE Schools programming targeted Northland School Division and refugee students, culturally relevant programs offering outreach to First Nations, Metis, and Inuit learners across Alberta, and anti-racism workshops in programming.”

Alberta education's last grant with WE charity was April 2018 which ended August 31, 2019.

The last grant was given under former NDP premier Rachel Notley who attended an Alberta WE Day in 2018.

Rebel News’ search for documents started off as a quest for the other side of the story, about the amount of taxpayer money flowing to WE beyond the sole-sourced contract Trudeau awarded to the “charity” to administer a nearly one billion dollar student subsidy program.

Now, Rebel News is on a mission to preserve original source documents before they end up in the memory hole of Liberal scandals the way Trudeau’s Speaker’s Spotlight documents did.

If you can help donate to cover the cost to get access to these important materials before they are lost forever, please visit RebelInvestigates.com.