#13 WE Charity Scandal Deepens, Canada’s Deficit Skyrockets, and Health Canada Spends Big Bucks on Oatmeal Photos

Episode 13 July 13, 2020 00:26:47
#13 WE Charity Scandal Deepens, Canada’s Deficit Skyrockets, and Health Canada Spends Big Bucks on Oatmeal Photos
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#13 WE Charity Scandal Deepens, Canada’s Deficit Skyrockets, and Health Canada Spends Big Bucks on Oatmeal Photos
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News at the Top – WE Charity Scandal Deepens

Outrage over the prime minister’s ties to the WE Charity is growing. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling for the auditor general to get involved.

Email auditor general Karen Hogan at: [email protected]

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservatives-investigation-we-charity-controversy-1.5646823

Deep Dive – Canada’s Deficit Skyrockets 7:44

The federal government unveiled its fiscal snapshot last week, and it wasn’t pretty. Federal Director Aaron Wudrick talks about what the massive deficit will mean for the country.

Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/scrap-the-gun-ban-and-buy-back

Waste Watch – Health Canada Spends Big Bucks on Oatmeal Photos 20:14

Health Canada spent a pile of money on pictures of bananas, oatmeal, and a man skating with a helmet on, all to up their Instagram game.

Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/health-canada-drops-11,100-on-instagram-photography?id=18498

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