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WE Charity Laying Off Staff, Looking to Sell Real Estate in Toronto

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The WE controversy that has been dogging the Liberals is expected to continue to follow Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government after Trudeau's appearance before a House of Commons committee Thursday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears as a witness via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building on July 30, 2020. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

The WE controversy that has been dogging the Liberals is expected to continue to follow Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government after Trudeau's appearance before a House of Commons committee Thursday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears as a witness via videoconference during a House of Commons finance committee in the Wellington Building on July 30, 2020. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA—WE Charity is scaling back its operations, making dozens of layoffs in Canada and the United Kingdom and looking to sell some of its real estate holdings in Toronto.

The charity has been embroiled in a political controversy since the Trudeau government chose it to run a now-abandoned student-volunteer program.

WE Charity says its financial position has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and “recent events”, prompting a need to shift programming and reduce staff.

At its global headquarters in Toronto, 16 full-time employees will be laid Read More – Source