|Columnists 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.|
|News 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.|
|Blog Mehdi Rizvi | The alleged corruption charges against WE have destroyed both the reputation of WE and the transparency of government.|
|Blog 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.|
|Columnists Rick Salutin | "Free the Children" was earnest and urgent. "WE" is vague, self-absorbed verging on self-indulgent, and unthreatening to anything or anyone.|
Media focus ignores WE Charity's negative impact on young Canadians' understanding of global injusticeYves Engler | A little-discussed reason the federal government funds NGOs is to co-opt internationalist minded young people into aligning with Canadian foreign policy.
|Columnists Rick Salutin | Trudeau had a clear conflict of interest in the WE scandal, but it amounts more to an embarrassment than an outrage.|
|News 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.|
|Blog 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.|
From us to WE: former British prime minister David Cameron's neoliberal 'big society' concept lives onDavid 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.