Political rivals of Justin Trudeau are calling for a criminal investigation after it emerged that members of his family were paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by a charity to which his government recently awarded a substantial contract.
The multinational WE Charity confirmed on Thursday that Trudeau’s wife, mother and brother had been paid for appearances at charity events over the years. Margaret Trudeau, the prime minister’s mother and wife of the former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, has been paid nearly C$250,000 (US$182,000) since 2016 – far more than any other family member.
Does sound rather quid pro quo, doesn’t it? Can’t be, obviously, as these are good liberal types, but still. Worth having a look at perhaps.
Even if only to prove that it’s only ever rightist capitalist types who do such things.