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Craig Kielburger Marc Kielburger in 2008. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
Karl Nerenberg | Craig and Marc Kielburger, the two brothers who founded WE Charity, have decided to play aggressive offence as they push back against the members of Parliament investigating them.
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The Kielburgers at a WE Day event (Image: Paul Williams/Flickr)
Brian Iler | An apparently hugely successful charity and social enterprise empire, WE Charity found itself vilified in the media, resulting in the loss of donors and the eventual closing of its Canadian operation.
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Karl Nerenberg | The hubris of the federal Liberals and Conservatives brought Canada to the brink of an election, just a year after the last one -- and during the second wave of a pandemic.
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Trudeau with Marc and Craig Kielburger at a WE Day event in 2017. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Mehdi Rizvi | The alleged corruption charges against WE have destroyed both the reputation of WE and the transparency of government.
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Marc and Craig Kielburger at a WE Day event in the U.K. in 2014. Image: Paul Williams/Flickr
Chi Nguyen | Canada has seen the spectacular and quick implosion of one of the charity sector's biggest brands. The Kielburgers are leaving a gaping hole by pulling out of Canada.
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Craig Kielburger. Image: ThatSiavash/Flickr
Rick Salutin | "Free the Children" was earnest and urgent. "WE" is vague, self-absorbed verging on self-indulgent, and unthreatening to anything or anyone.
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Finance Minister Bill Morneau with Kielburger in 2017. Image: Bill Morneau/Facebook
Yves Engler | A little-discussed reason the federal government funds NGOs is to co-opt internationalist minded young people into aligning with Canadian foreign policy.
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Justin Trudeau calls U.S. President Donald Trump on July 13, 2020. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Rick Salutin | Trudeau had a clear conflict of interest in the WE scandal, but it amounts more to an embarrassment than an outrage.
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Justin Trudeau announces the Canada Student Service Grant in June 2020. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter/Screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | The government will try to tough it out, and hope a couple of apologies do the trick, even as more revelations about the deep involvement of the prime minister and his family with WE emerge.
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Chi Nguyen | The federal government has an opportunity to put more effective principles of community-ownership, youth empowerment, and intergenerational thinking in reshaping the Canada Student Service grant.
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Then British prime minister David Cameron, giving a speech in 2015. Image: Number 10/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The persistence of the "big society" concept helps explain Justin Trudeau's preposterous claim the WE Charity was the only organization in Canada capable of running a nationwide program.