Trudeau Family Paid Hundreds Of Thousands By WE Organization
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Trudeau Family Paid Hundreds Of Thousands By WE Organization
Charity says it directly paid for some of Margaret Trudeau's speeches in "error"

Members of the Trudeau family were paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the WE organization for speeches between 2016 and 2020, WE Charity tells Canadaland in a statement. Most of the fees were covered by ME to WE Social Enterprise, a for-profit entity adjacent to the charity, but $64,000 was paid directly by WE Charity, in what the organization describes as a “billing error.”

WE says it paid $312,000 for 28 speaking events by Margaret Trudeau, the mother of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and $40,000 for eight events with Alexandre “Sacha” Trudeau, the PM’s brother. These totals include a 20% commission paid to Margaret and Alexandre Trudeau’s speaking agency, WE says.

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