WE Charity scandal brings PM Justin Trudeau into question

Story of the Week BBC – In June, Canada announced it was looking to the WE Charity to run a program for students hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Justin Trudeau is now under fire for giving WE Charity Canada a contract worth up to $43.5 million. He is also coming under fire because his […]

Story of the Week

BBC – In June, Canada announced it was looking to the WE Charity to run a program for students hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Justin Trudeau is now under fire for giving WE Charity Canada a contract worth up to $43.5 million. He is also coming under fire because his mother and his brother have been paid by the WE Charity for speaking at events in the past.

Trudeau is being investigated by the ethics commission for the third time since he was elected Prime Minister in 2015.

International

The New York Times – U.S. Navy releases videos showing unexplained flying objects.

The Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force is now going to report some of its findings to the public within 180 days after discovery. The main focus of the task force with its new transparency is to uncover whether another nation is using breakout aviation technology that could threaten the United States.

Eric W. Davis, subcontractor astrophysicist, said he gave a classified briefing to a U.S. Defense Department agency about “off-world vehicles not made on this earth.”

Local

CBC – Ottawa Public Health has reported there is a steady rise in cases of COVID-19 in the area with 28 cases just on Saturday, July 25.

Ottawa has entered Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan. This means more businesses can reopen such as dine-in restaurants and movie theatres. Indoor gatherings can have up to 50 people and outdoor gatherings can have up to 100 people attend.

Face masks are mandatory in indoor public areas all across eastern Ontario and Quebec.

Human Interest – Sports

3DownNation – The CFL and CFLPA are currently negotiating the 2020 collective bargaining agreement so they can get a 2020 season underway. Friday was their self imposed deadline, but that was pushed back while they wait for more information from the government.

The CFL and the CFLPA have been unable to have meaningful negotiations regarding the pay for players. The CFL requested federal assistance to the tune of $42.5 million according to CBC in order to pay the players and host them all in Winnipeg for a shortened 2020 season.

There is still no clear outcome for this situation, but nothing significant will happen before the federal government approves the grant.

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