Government emails reveal personal ties between Morneau and WE Charity founder
Newly-disclosed records contradict testimony by ex-Finance Minister Bill Morneau that he had scant personal contact with a federal contractor, WE Charity.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared before the Finance Committee for 90 minutes on Thursday, providing testimony on the ongoing WE Charity scandal.
At least 180 workers were paid by an anonymous employer to promote positive stories about WE Charity in 2018 and 2019 and manipulate Google’s search algorithm. The campaign attempted to surface positive visibility and drown any negative coverage.
The WE Charity has been accused by a witness in the Finance Committee of transferring personal data to the Liberal Party before the 2015 election.