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Media titleThe Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau States: “no preferential treatment” was given to us charity

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has denied playing any role in selecting the charity of family to control a large state program.

Testimony to the House of Commons, he rejected any involvement by him or his employees within the framework of the program, which caused a huge political debate in Canada.

Mr. Trudeau is under scrutiny for refusing to recuse himself from decision-making on the program.

He is under investigation by the Federal ethics watchdog for failing.

On Thursday, Mr. Trudeau said the Finance Committee in Ottawa that the decision to use a charitable program of student volunteerism was made by the Federal public service.

He says he only learned that the charity had been recommended to the state service for the program in early may.

We are a charity paid earlier, Prime Minister mom and brother to compete between 2017-18 and Mr Trudeau and his wife were affiliated with the organization.

The Prime Minister said that he knew that it would not control the agreement because of these connections, so he asked officials “to do their due diligence” when he first learned about the plan to manage the program.

He said they came back two weeks later and told him that our charity was the only organisation that can manage the program.

“We are a charity has not received any preferences not from me and not from someone else,” he told the parliamentarians.

Opposition MPs on Thursday accused Mr. Trudeau to quit the civil service “under the bus”.

What’s the background?

The case centers around the decision we charity to administer the new canadian program of student grants service.

The programme, which is the original budget from$912m ($680M, £534 million), was designed to give students grants for the role of volunteers, to help make up for the lack of summer jobs in connection with the pandemic.

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The Prime Minister testified in a videoconference

We are a charity paid earlier, Prime Minister mom and brother a total of over 280,000$to compete between 2017-18.

Mr. Trudeau and his wife Sophie grégoire-Trudeau both appeared regularly in the activities of the charity Fund.

Family members Trudeau was also reimbursed the costs associated with these events.

We are a charity cancelled the agreement for the debate on 2 July. Mr. Trudeau apologized for not recuse yourself from the discussion.

Federal Finance Minister bill Morneau family, too, has to do with mercy.

The fact that we are a charity?

The organisation was founded 25 years ago by brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger in his parents ‘ home in Thornhill, Ontario, when Craig was only 12 years old.

Formerly known as free the children charity, was dedicated to the fight against exploitation of children and quickly attracted international recognition.

Bo, we will motivational speaking conference were the initiation for many young Canadians, who are drawn to its message, that they can change the world. The list of star speakers and performers also appealed to many participants.

Now wide organisation with operations in the UK, Canada and the United States.

Its creators told parliamentarians on July 28, they had not received the contribution agreement due to any political connections, and financial benefits.

How will this affect Trudeau?

This is the third ethics investigation in five years, Mr. Trudeau at the office.

In 2017, the government ethics watchdog decided that the Prime Minister broke the rules on prevention of conflict of interest when he and his family were vacationing with billionaire spiritual leader Aga Khan.

Billionaire’s Foundation is a registered lobbyist and gets hundreds of millions from the Federal government over the past several decades, both from the liberal and conservative parties.

In August last year, the Federal king of ethics found that Mr. Trudeau violated Federal rules to prevent conflict of interests trying to influence former Minister in SNC-Lavalin corruption investigation.

In this latest controversy, the Liberal party Mr. Trudeau was dealt a blow in the polls, although his government was good for its response to the pandemic before.

The survey data “abacus” on Thursday showed the liberals reduced to a four-point lead over the conservatives.

Survey research the most. I found Mr. Trudeau was elected Prime Minister, 34% of Canadians, compared to 40% last month. Angus Reid Institute found his approval rating has fallen 11 points since may and that losses, mainly from liberal votes.

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