Trudeau says charity with ties to him and his wife ‘only one’ that could run COVID-19 student volunteer grant program

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OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says an organization that he and his wife have worked with and that was chosen to administer the federal government’s COVID-19 student volunteer grant program is the “only one” able to do so. “The WE organization is the only organization in Canada that has the scale and the ability to deliver volunteer opportunities for young people right across the country at all levels of organizations,” Trudeau said during his daily press briefing on Friday. The prime minister was referring to the announcement Thursday that the federal government had outsourced the administration of the new Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) to WE charity.