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Conservative leader Andrew Scheer will request an emergency debate on the prime minister's WE scandal in the House of Commons today.
This request was made immediately following question period today, The Post Millennial has learned. Trudeau did not attend the parliamentary session—choosing to take a "personal day" instead.
The speaker of the House of Commons will have to consent to this emergency debate.
This scandal erupted after the prime minister awarded the WE organization a $900 million contract intended to provide students summer work. This immediately attracted attention as it was unclear why the civil service could not perform the task allocated to the charity.
After this, the relationship between the WE organization and the Trudeau government was brought to the public's attention. Trudeau, it turns out, was personal friends with the co-founders. His wife hosted a podcast for the organization; his close family had received money from the charity, and he had appeared at multiple events hosted by the organization.
It didn't stop at Trudeau. The Finance Minister Bill Morneau, for instance, had two children who either worked for the charity or were promoted by it. Katie Telford (who works as Trudeau's chief of staff) created a charity that raised funds on behalf of WE. Minister O'Regan served as that charity's honorary head.
Neither Trudeau, O'Regan, Morneau or Telford recused themselves from the decision to award the charity this contract—leading to an investigation by the Ethics Commissioner. If Trudeau is found guilty, this would be his third violation.
In a polling report released today, both the Liberal Party and Justin Trudeau have suffered as a result of this scandal.