Trudeau, Top Aide Face Grilling Over Charity Scandal Thursday
(Bloomberg) -- Justin Trudeau will face lawmakers this week investigating an ethical lapse that’s blemished the Canadian leader’s brand.
The prime minister is scheduled to testify to a parliamentary committee Thursday afternoon in Ottawa, along with his chief of staff Katie Telford.
Trudeau’s approval ratings have taken a hit over his role in awarding a contract to administer a C$900 million student ($674 million) student aid program to a charity with close ties to his family.
WE Charity’s co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger will have their say before the same panel on Tuesday. Last week, Finance Minister Bill Morneau acknowledged that he had accepted more than C$41,000 in travel expenses from the group.
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