Trudeau Foundation to return $200K donation over alleged link to China – National

Trudeau Foundation to return $200K donation over alleged link to China – National

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The Canadian Press

Posted March 1, 2023 7:15 pm

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The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation says it’s returning $200,000 it obtained seven years in the past after a media report alleged a possible connection to Beijing.

The Globe and Mail, citing an unnamed nationwide safety supply, revealed a report on an alleged plot by the Chinese language authorities to affect Justin Trudeau after he turned Liberal chief.

The report alleged a Chinese language billionaire was instructed by Beijing to donate $1 million to the Trudeau Foundation in 2014, the 12 months earlier than the Liberals got here to energy underneath Trudeau.

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The report says that he and a second rich Chinese language businessman donated $1 million in honour of the elder Trudeau in 2016, together with $200,000 to the inspiration.

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Pascale Fournier, the president and CEO of the Trudeau Foundation, which the prime minister has not been concerned with since turning into chief, says the quantity has been refunded.

Fournier’s assertion says “we can not maintain any donation which will have been sponsored by a international authorities and wouldn’t knowingly accomplish that.”

The Canadian Press couldn’t instantly attain the person on the centre of the report by the Globe and Mail, which mentioned Tuesday he didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

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