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Stuff I Learned - WE Charity Dumpster Fire

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Published on 29 Jul 2020 / In News and Politics

44 Funny Lies Parents Tell Their Kids

Raising kids is no easy task, and your whole life turns upside down at least until your tiny human turns eighteen and is capable of dealing with responsibilities himself. Before he or she does, you, as a parent, are responsible that your cute kid turns out to be a good member of society and a wise human being. Now, we are not going to tell you exactly how parenthood works, but we can share a little secret - if necessity is the mother of invention, then lies are invention's older sibling. How do you get your kids to behave? How do you get them to eat vegetables? When reason fails, necessity provides a solution: white lies.


WE Charity Contract With Liberal Gov’t Needs Closer Look

The federal Conservatives are calling for an investigation into the Liberal government’s decision to have an international charity administer a $900-million program designed to help students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The request is contained in a letter sent to Auditor General Karen Hogan on Sunday in which the Tories argue that “outsourcing” the Canada Student Service Grant to WE Charity undermines Parliament’s ability to monitor the aid program.


Kielburgers facing scrutiny over WE organization's $50M real estate empire

If a charity keeps fundraising to accumulate assets, whether ... real estate, or other investments, either they need to spend more on charitable activities or just stop fundraising'

The WE organization at the centre of a major federal government controversy was founded 25 years ago by the Kielburger brothers, Marc and Craig. On the surface, it appears that the charity — one of the largest international development organizations in the country — successfully built a global initiative that quickly began attracting millions in donations and support from top celebrities and politicians, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau.


Thousands of federal employees to receive paid vacation since they can't work from home

Thousands of federal bureaucrats who were told to work from home as a result of the COVID-19 virus are not actually working because their internet servers can’t handle more than “essential” government services.

Since Monday, most federal departments are asking staff who were sent home to stay off internal servers if they aren’t working on core or critical services. That’s because most ministries have significant limitations on how many people can simultaneously access work servers from outside the office.


Call For Morneau’s Resignation After New WE Charity Revelations

Conservatives repeated their call for Finance Minister Bill Morneau to resign Thursday, following new revelations related to the government’s cancelled $912-million deal with WE Charity.

Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre pledged to hold Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accountable for their roles in the deal, which has sparked two separate federal ethics commissioner investigations.


With Nevada casinos closed, how much in winnings have disappeared?

We know it’s bad, but just how much money are the state’s closed casinos losing every day as a result of the coronavirus pandemic?

Based on win data from the state Gaming Control Board, the total ranges from nearly $42,000 a day for each casino in small markets like Mesquite to nearly $700,000 a day at each of the largest Strip properties.


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