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Offline the_squid

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Re: WE Scandal
« Reply #105 on: September 11, 2020, 11:53:00 am »
Here's the worst thing working against WE:

What do they do ?

Why is there a charity out there getting so much funding and attention and nobody knows what they do ?

Whatís stopping you from using Google? 

Not that I am for the Libs giving sole source contracts for $900 million to a charity that paid the PMís mom and brother a bunch of money, but itís not difficult to find out what the charity does. 

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Re: WE Scandal
« Reply #106 on: September 11, 2020, 12:04:28 pm »
They even have financial statements, impact statements, descriptions of their board, etc. on their website.

https://www.we.org/en-CA/about-we/about-us
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« Reply #107 on: September 11, 2020, 01:16:32 pm »
Here's the worst thing working against WE:

What do they do ?

Why is there a charity out there getting so much funding and attention and nobody knows what they do ?

They do a lot of education programs that teachers can use in the classroom to get rids involved and active with global development issues.  That seems like at least half their mandate.  They also do some work overseas to actually help the poor.  As stated by others, it's on their website, I looked it up yesterday.
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Re: WE Scandal
« Reply #108 on: September 13, 2020, 08:31:49 am »
They do a lot of education programs that teachers can use in the classroom to get rids involved and active with global development issues.  That seems like at least half their mandate.  They also do some work overseas to actually help the poor.  As stated by others, it's on their website, I looked it up yesterday.

So.... it's a parallel education system and some charity drives. 

When I said 'nobody', I meant that their goals aren't commonly known.  That is unusual for a charity.  Can you name another one like that ?  I'm somewhat familiar with their activities, generally, but people have been questioning them to me privately in the past. 

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Re: WE Scandal
« Reply #109 on: September 13, 2020, 11:01:14 am »
Here's the worst thing working against WE:

What do they do ?

Why is there a charity out there getting so much funding and attention and nobody knows what they do ?
So.... it's a parallel education system and some charity drives. 

When I said 'nobody', I meant that their goals aren't commonly known.  That is unusual for a charity.  Can you name another one like that ?  I'm somewhat familiar with their activities, generally, but people have been questioning them to me privately in the past.

oh FFS! Pissin' on its grave now, hey! Again, thanks to an obliging media helping fuel the Opposition driven fake "scandal"... WE Charity in Canada is no more - and this is what you now decide to ask?
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Re: WE Scandal
« Reply #110 on: September 13, 2020, 11:38:48 am »
oh FFS! Pissin' on its grave now, hey! Again, thanks to an obliging media helping fuel the Opposition driven fake "scandal"... WE Charity in Canada is no more - and this is what you now decide to ask?

Everybody needs a eulogy.  Caesar got one from Brutus.

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« Reply #111 on: September 13, 2020, 11:53:56 am »
Everybody needs a eulogy.  Caesar got one from Brutus.
I thought they supported youth engagement and volunteering in support of greater equity and sustainability. That's what WE day was all about.

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« Reply #112 on: September 13, 2020, 11:55:36 am »
I thought they supported youth engagement and volunteering in support of greater equity and sustainability. That's what WE day was all about.

As I said - parallel education.  In conversation with teachers, they questioned the value of WE day from awhile back.  The question is not whether any could come out of it, it's - again - "what is the value for the cost" ?

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Re: WE Scandal
« Reply #113 on: October 18, 2020, 11:50:58 am »
Canadaland's Jesse Brown, #pigeonPierre and NDPAngus continue their attempts/wants to keep the obliteration of the WE charity in the news! Former journalist, now lawyer, Mark Bourrie continues to shine light on Brown's antics:

Quote from: Mark Bourrie - Oct 12, 2020
I am afraid this is what journalism has come to in Canada: pack reporting; feeding frenzies on people and organizations that donít fight back; poorly-sourced, rushed, incomplete and superficial work; politically-motivated hack work.

WE, one of the very few great charities started in Canada, was collateral damage in a third-rate political controversy. It sickens me to know that people I once considered colleagues were either caught up in the frenzy or were too cowardly to try to speak against it.

So letís sum this up. To believe WE was founded and run by crooks, you have to buy into the idea that a downtown Toronto forensic accounting firm, a former top official in the Ontario Solicitor Generalís office who now runs an investigation firm, a retired Ontario Court of Appeal Judge (Stephen Goudge),  who reviewed WEís operations and real estate holdings and wrote a report saying they were legitimate, an international accounting firm that handles WEís money in Kenya, and a small army of consultants who have advised WE on best practices over the years, are either incompetent or corrupt.

Or you can believe Jesse Brown, Pierre Polievre and Charlie Angus.
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