Queen and Parliament just got a whole lot more exciting with the opening of the beautiful new WE headquarters at the southwest corner of the inters...
Nope, it's a startup-worthy office.
Other than the recent Trudeau controversy, what else is did you find controversial about WE? Seems strange to me that they have the money to have such a nice office and can hold big WE day events with celebrities but I never bothered to delve into what they actually do.
Canadaland has been covering this for some time
, more than a year before this recent scandal. They wound up on that beat because of WE Charity's unusual interactions with Canadian media and the opaqe nature of the organisation that is in-part maintained with a "sue on sight" PR strategy against any public criticism at all (SLAPP suits
) which is piloted by Bay Street Law Firms.
The Kileburgers have also seemingly been sheltered by friends in the media from any scrutiny for many years. Prominent newspaper columnists have lashed out at anyone who ever spoke anything less than total support and praise for the organisation. Recent allegations have been far more serious, including a recorded phone call where one of the Kielburgers appears indifferent to one of his employees discussing planning to arrange a murder of another employee; that targeted and now-ex employee has since alleged Kielburger had him perform suspicious large financial transactions in cash with threats of major consequences if he reported them to the police. It seems clear that the Kielburgers have traded in on Craig's child-celebrity connections and "starving African children" to conduct their business affairs in what is at the very least a less than proper manner, and possibly an illegal manner
, and also possibly worse than that.
What is unclear is if they set out to do all this deliberately, enabled by connections to wealthy people from Craig's child-celebrity and those now in high-power positions to bend the law, or excuse those actions when caught, or if they are simply so naive they did not ever realise what they were doing, and are really just self-absorbed assholes whose primary goal is only to maintain their celebrity lifestyle of jet-setting and rubbing shoulders with prime ministers, Presidents, and Hollywood elite; so, less than nefarious, but they stumbled into creating an organisation where now everyone at the top is mooching off of it. Like attracts like in the business world, etc...
Right now they are sweating because for the first time their carefully constructed veil of secrecy is not only penetrated, but shattered, and all the dirt is rapidly coming out.