July 13, 2020
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#333 Could The WE Scandal Take Down Justin Trudeau?
It’s a scandal that could—but probably won’t—take down Justin Trudeau. 
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
Andréa Schmidt
Managing Editor, Podcasts

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After swearing otherwise, WE was forced to admit that it paid Justin’s mom and brother more than $350,000 in speaking fees. It’s triggered an ethics inquiry and a call for a criminal investigation. And all because Canadaland produced the receipts.

Jaren Kerr, Canadaland’s former deputy editor, joins Jesse to discuss his 2018-19 investigation into WE Charity—reporting that set the groundwork for the scandal unfolding now. And Jesse talks about his own reporting, and how it spurred the latest developments in this fast-moving story.

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