July 5 2020 2:54pm

Conservative MP says party won’t force election over WE Charity controversy after contract cancelled

Canadian Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre said on Sunday that his party would no longer need to force a potential election over the controversy surrounding the contract between the federal Liberal government and WE Charity to handle the coronavirus student volunteer program now that it has been cancelled. The sole-sourced deal had faced criticism due to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s close relationship to the group, and prompted the Conservatives and NDP to ask the federal ethics commissioner to look into whether Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act.

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