PM Trudeau apologizes for not recusing himself from WE volunteering decision

PM Trudeau apologizes for not recusing himself from WE volunteering decision

Canadian PM Trudeau 'sorry' over controversial charity contract

"We recognized that the situation continues to be complex in the USA in regards to COVID-19", said Trudeau during his daily briefing.

Trudeau said he should have done so given his immediate family's relationship and financial ties to the WE organization. "I know people have concerns about it, I get that".

"I made a mistake in not recusing myself immediately from the discussions, given our family's history, and I'm sincerely sorry about not having done that", Trudeau said outside of Rideau Hall during a press conference.

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And he says he's particularly sorry that the delay in the program caused by WE's eventual decision to withdraw will harm students looking for ways to help in the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the meantime, he added, "we're going to continue to work hard to keep Canadians safe and to work hard to keep our economies flowing". I didn't know the details of how much she was getting paid by various organizations, but I should have and I deeply regret that.

Doug Ford, premier of Ontario, Canada's most populous province, on Monday said the situation in Florida was "staggering" and "scary". And I'm very sorry about that.

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He has a close family connection with the WE Charity, with his wife, brother, and mother all receiving honorariums for their appearances at WE events.

In a statement provided to CTV News on Sunday, WE Charity said that extra staff had been hired "specifically to support the administration of the CSSG program and are not part of WE Charity's permanent staff".

On June 8, Trudeau announced an exemption allowing families in Canada to reunite with their loved ones who have not been able to enter the country from the USA due to the pandemic.

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His apology came amid opposition demands for an investigation into a US$900 million contract awarded by the government to development and youth advocacy organization WE Charity.

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