Morning Update: Trudeau Foundation probe can’t rule out possibility Chinese donations part of ‘influence scheme’


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Good morning, Donations given to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation that were tied to two wealthy Chinese businessmen may have been part of an “influence scheme” targeting the Trudeau government, a special committee investigating the donations has found. The probe concluded that the foundation’s handling of tax receipts related to the Chinese donations was not in compliance with the Income Tax Act, and that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s brother, Alexandre, had not been authorized by the foundation’s board to sign the $200,000 donation pledge for the organization. In its findings, the special committee said it did not believe the motivation...