Evening Update: Trudeau Foundation probe can’t rule out possibility Chinese donations were part of ‘influence scheme’ targeting Ottawa

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Good evening, let’s start with today’s top stories: A special committee hired by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation that is probing donations to the charity tied to two wealthy Chinese businessmen say it can’t rule out the possibility that the cash sent may have been part of an “influence scheme” targeting the Trudeau government. The special committee, headed by lawyers from Norton Rose Fulbright, said it did not believe the motivation for the 2016 donation was intended to influence the foundation’s activities, but said it could have been targeting the recently elected Trudeau government. “We could not exclude the possibility...