Ottawa paid WE Charity $30-million to run student program

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The contract Ottawa signed with WE Charity allowed the group to receive all of the money to administer the Canada Student Service Grant upfront, with the organization getting $30-million out of a potential $43.5-million before the contract was cancelled. The contract shows that WE’s arrangement to run the program to pay student volunteers took effect weeks before cabinet approved the program on May 22. The deal, which the government called a contribution agreement, was released through the House of Commons finance committee on Monday.