The cancellation of the contract was awarded without tendering to the charity WE Charity to manage the Scholarship program canadian volunteerism has resulted in 450 layoffs of contract employees.
According to information revealed by the Toronto Star on Saturday, the organization had hired 465 freelance after being made to entrust the management of the program by the liberal government. The number, 15 have secured full-time positions within the organization, while the others were dismissed in the wake of the scandal.
The freelancers returned would also ask you not to speak to the media of their work in terms of WE Charity.
According to sources in the daily toronto, the workers were first told that WE Charity would honor their contract of employment, before you change your mind and put on foot last Tuesday. These contract employees would have received a compensation as a function of time spent working for the organization.
“We hope to continue to work with some of these people, but the circumstances related to the end of the program are that it is impossible. Due to the transition of the program, we had to make the decision incredibly difficult to terminate the contracts,” commented the WE Charity in a statement sent to the Star.
The scandal WE Charity has plunged the Trudeau government in turmoil after a news report revealed the close links between the charity and the family of the prime minister. The mother and brother of Justin Trudeau, Margaret and Alexander, have received thousands of dollars to give speeches to the organization
The Newspaper also revealed Friday that two daughters of the minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, are related to We Charity; the one for having worked there, the other for having received the support of the organization.
The commissioner of conflict of interest and ethics has opened an investigation into the granting, without tendering, of the contract of $ 19.5 million to manage the Scholarship programme, with a budget of $ 900 million. This is the third time that the commissioner must investigate Justin Trudeau, after his stay on the island and the Aga Khan and the case of SNC-Lavalin.