After bombshell reports connecting the highly paid speaking gigs handed to Justin Trudeau's family and the Liberal Party at large with the WE Charity's handling of a billion-dollar coronavirus contract, the organization has ceased running their famous WE Day events for young people effective today.
According to a press release, WE Charity is immediately cancelling WE Day events:
Reflecting the realities of COVID-19, we are cancelling WE Day activities for the foreseeable future. We are proud to have hosted 137 WE Days welcoming over 1.5 million students who earned their free tickets by contributing 70 million hours of service to 3,000+ charities and causes.
As well, the organization has announced new hires including a Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, and have confirmed that former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario David Onley will be joining as an Executive Advisor.
Furthermore, the group will undergo a “formal organizational review” in order to “streamline the WE organizational structure, including evaluating the future of ME to WE, with the goal of a clearer separation of the social enterprise from the charitable entities.”
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