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Trudeau and chief of staff to testify on WE controversy Thursday

Trudeau, chief of staff set date to testify on WE issue
WATCH: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to testify Thursday before the House of Commons finance committee over the federal government's now-cancelled $912-million contract awarded to WE Charity. Mike Le Couteur looks at the questions the opposition wants answered.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to testify Thursday afternoon about his government’s decision to get the WE organization to run a summer student-volunteer program.

His chief of staff Katie Telford is to follow him for questioning by the House of Commons finance committee.

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WE backed out of the program in early July, citing the controversy over the Liberals’ handing the organization a sole-sourced deal despite its ties to Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau.

Trudeau grilled over WE Charity controversy
Trudeau grilled over WE Charity controversy

Several members of Trudeau’s family have been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars between them for appearances at WE events, most notably his mother Margaret.

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And Morneau, whose daughter works for the organization, admitted last week to having not repaid more than $41,000 in travel expenses for visiting WE projects, saying it was an accidental oversight.

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Scheer wants all cabinet confidences lifted in WE charity ‘scandal’

The opposition Conservatives and Bloc Quebecois have called on both to resign.