In 2020, the Canadian media and certain politicians launched a proxy war against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by attacking WE Charity, a children's charity that had made many significant impacts around the globe for over 25 years.

The result was the destruction of the children's charity in Canada, harming hundreds of thousands of Canadian youth and countless beneficiaries of the charity’s work in the developing world.

This site, along with the #1 national bestselling book What WE Lost and the podcast narrated by Martin Luther King III, sets the record straight on what happened to WE Charity in Canada. Drawing on facts, expert analysis, reliable media accounts and personal stories from donors and supporters, this site provides Canadians with the facts that much of the media chose to ignore, so they can make up their own minds about what really happened.
Andy Stillman, a notable philanthropist and active supporter of WE Charity has funded this site to set the record straight. Read his letter to Canadians.
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Were certain politicians and pundits trying to gain political favour and votes by creating a manufactured scandal?

Yes, they were.

But it was more than just self-interested politicians. Several journalists at the CBC decided to do an "expose" on WE Charity's work in Kenya to try and find a smoking gun - instead, they knowingly published false information and caused tremendous harm to WE Charity's ongoing work in the United States. WE Charity US has taken legal action against the CBC for the false reporting of some of their journalists.

CBC's misconduct - see for yourself

CBC lied about the number of schools WE Charity funded (in Kenya)

CBC falsely claimed that WE Charity built only 360 schoolrooms in Kenya. They said the number “360” was WE Charity’s own count. From the outset of its reporting, CBC knew that WE Charity built far more than 360 schoolrooms in Kenya but lied about the figure because the real number contradicted their false story about missing schoolrooms. 

CBC falsely claimed WE Charity counted latrines as schoolrooms

The CBC falsely claimed that WE Charity “inflated” the number of schools it funded in Kenya by including latrines in its count of 852 schoolrooms. From the outset of its reporting, the CBC knew this allegation was false but lied because its entire donor deception story was premised on WE Charity’s full count of 852 schoolrooms being wrong.

CBC lied about WE Charity obstructing their investigation

The CBC falsely claimed that WE Charity was engaged in a cover-up to “block the scrutiny” by the CBC’s investigation. CBC's false claims of obstruction were essential to its preconceived narrative because it gave them an excuse not to visit or verify the 852 schools and schoolrooms WE Charity funded.

Breaking News- Judge rules in favour of Theresa Kielburger in SLAPP case against Jesse Brown and Canadaland

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Read an excerpt from the judgement delivered by Justice Morgan

"...The Plaintiff’s testimony in this respect was credible and impactful. It was especially poignant in comparison with the callous disregard of reputation and personal damage expressed by Brown toward the Plaintiff. In attempting to explain why he and Canadaland never sought the Plaintiff’s response to the repeated Money Passage allegation, Brown stated in his sworn affidavit: “[W]e did not seek comment [from the Plaintiff] for the same reason why I didn't seek comment from my own mother; neither of them were involved.”

The statement implies that from Brown’s point of view the Plaintiff’s feelings are worth nothing; he was only concerned to cover himself and his company in the event of an allegation by Craig as former plaintiff in the SN Claim. The fact that he was speaking about the Plaintiff, and imposing personal pain on the Plaintiff by repeating an allegation about her that he was aware had been seriously contested, if not established as entirely false, was seen by him as irrelevant. The cynicism of Brown’s explanation not only accentuates the defamatory sting of his words, but could be considered high handed and oppressive.

Read the full judgment here

See what Canadian media is saying about the judgment against Canadaland

Coming soon to Amazon Prime Video, a new documentary by Tosh Gitonga

Two Villages tells the story of the parallel existences of Chemengwa and its counterpart across the flowing Mara River. On one riverbank, a village blooms, nourished by the benevolence of a Canadian-based NGO. It has become a beacon of progress, with clean water quenching the thirst of 30 communities, 852 schoolrooms echoing with laughter and learning, and a hospital standing as a fortress against illness.

Yet, across the river, Chemengwa lies in stark contrast, still shackled by the relentless chains of poverty. Women, their backs bowed, trudge daily to the Mara River, their only water source. The nearest hospital is a grueling 80 kilometers away, a journey of uncertainty.

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Breaking news

When The Fifth Estate Went From Journalists to Activist Defendants

"When do journalists stop acting in the public interest and start working to push their own agendas? When do reporters stop covering news and start making it?That question is central to the latest twists and turns in WE Charity’s court case against the CBC, its flagship news show The Fifth Estate, and several of its journalists."

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In 2022, a meticulously researched book with over 40 pages of footnotes was released to set the record straight

It became a national #1 bestseller
in non-fiction

It tells the story of a manufactured scandal designed for partisan purposes. Of a media landscape defined more by clicks and likes than facts and truth. Of self-appointed experts scrambling for the spotlight. It’s a story people think they know – but they don’t.

Notable praise of the book What WE Lost

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Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada
"If you have bought into the negative narrative about WE Charity, I challenge you to read this book… It is a sober, fact-based account of how and what occurred to pulverize one of this country’s foremost charities."
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Martin Luther King III, human rights activist and eldest son of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King
“My father believed in both fighting for justice and in the power of youth to be agents for positive social change. So I was saddened by the way in which political partisanship and unchecked media tore down WE Charity, which embodies those ideals. Tawfiq Rangwala tells the untold story behind the controversy that engulfed WE in a moving and powerful way.  This beautifully written book serves as a cautionary tale for all those who care about fair play and will open your eyes to a profound injustice that should not happen again.”
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Martin Sheen, Golden Globe and Emmy award winning actor and activist
"Reading What WE Lost was an incredibly educational experience—it should be part of civics classes everywhere.  While it was painful to absorb the stories of loss in each chapter and to come to terms with the societal costs that resulted from so much misinformation, thanks to Tawfiq Rangwala’s extraordinary work, the truth is revealed."
Mark Bourrie, author of Bushrunner: The Adventures of Pierre Radisson, winner of the RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction
"Tawfiq Rangwala has written a well-researched, solid account of the destruction of the WE movement in Canada. It’s remarkably clearly written. Rangwala is a lawyer who could have gone too deeply into the weeds of corporate and legal jargon, but What WE Lost is compelling and very readable... It is the only complete analysis of what happened to WE and its founders."
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Literary Review of Canada
"Rangwala goes through these events [the Canada Student Service Grant] in detail and refutes most of the charges convincingly."

Excerpts from What WE Lost

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Gerry Connelly, former Director of Education for the Toronto District School Board
"A highlight of my career has been my service on WE Charity’s Canadian board of directors. During my time in education, I listened to the stories of students, teachers and parents and visited schools in Canada and other countries. I saw and heard first hand the tremendous and positive impact WE Charity had on teaching and learning and the education system as a whole. Nothing about what happened has shaken my faith in the charity and its co-founders."
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Gail Asper, C.M. founder of the Asper Foundation
“I think it was yellow journalism. I think many journalists were gleefully indifferent to the pain they were causing, not just to the charity but to the kids. Nobody seemed to care about the tens of thousands of young people who would have benefited from the Canada Student Service Grant program.”
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Chip Wilson, founder of imagine1day and Lululemon
“I’m left to reflect on the how and why of it all. Headlines bent on selling advertising instead of reporting the truth, one party’s quest to win the next federal election, and the questionable ethics of opposition parties using a children’s charity as a political pawn.”

Martin Luther King III, who has dedicated his life to fighting injustice, stepped in to set the record straight by narrating the podcast What WE Lost.

Narrated by Martin Luther King III
Go behind the scenes and listen to the real story that Canadians never got to hear. A story of a manufactured scandal designed for partisan gain and of a media landscape defined more by clicks and likes than facts and truth. For the first time, Martin Luther King III recounts the real story that was never reported.

The story of
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WE Charity's
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Canadians sent us hundreds of stories of what they lost...here are just a few

So why did this happen?
Politicians and certain media colluded to destroy one of Canada’s most respected and revered institutions.
Experts and people knowledgable on WE Charity share what happened and why.
Matt Torigian, former Deputy Solicitor General of the province of Ontario reviewed over 50,000 pages of primary documents regarding the Canadian Student Services Grant and WE Charity's involvement. He explains his findings.
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Donors speak out on false reporting from CBC Fifth Estate, 2021
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WE Charity and donors respond to false reporting by CBC’s Fifth Estate, 2021
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WE Charity's Robin Wiszowaty responds to false reporting by the CBC, 2021
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WE Charity’s award winning development model explained
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Meet Purity, a beneficiary of WE Charity's work in Kenya
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What is the WE organization?
Featured Articles
A sample of articles in the news that set the record straight
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The Toronto Star
Forensic analysis exonerates WE Charity and the Canadian government
"The case is clear: WE Charity was not looking for a lifeline. It didn’t get special treatment. It was properly approached by the bureaucracy. And neither the charity nor its co-founders stood to profit from the Canada Student Service Grant."
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Above the Law
'Actual Malice' Standard Didn't Stop Dominion From Suing Fox News Because Sometimes Networks Leave Whole Paper Trails Of Malice
"The high-stakes defamation case against a TV network... no, the other one."
the record logo
Waterloo Record
WE Charity is exonerated, so where is the apology?
"For months, the news media and the Conservative Party of Canada skewered the Kielburger brothers and WE Charity for having been asked by the federal government to help them handle the distribution of money to students in Canada."
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Macleans Magazine
The Attack on WE Led to an Immense Loss
"Chip Wilson: My family and I saw first-hand how the Kielburgers put children first. The destruction of a charity that has done so much good was unjustified."
The Toronto Star
WE Charity Has Helped Thousands Overseas
"The charity’s executive director asks that readers look past the headlines and take another look at the organization."
The Washington Post
Sinclair Anchor Demands $20 Million From Charity Over Fraud Allegations
"A Sinclair Broadcast Group anchor has demanded $20 million, among other items, from an international charity that he has accused of defrauding him. And if the charity doesn’t comply, there’ll be bad press."
Fair Press
What WE Lost: A Review
"Tawfiq Rangwala has written a well-researched, solid account of the destruction of the WE movement in Canada. It’s remarkably clearly written. Rangwala is a lawyer who could have gone too deeply into the weeds of corporate and legal jargon, but What WE Lost is compelling and very readable."
The Toronto Star
Politicians destroyed WE Charity for their own benefit, Kielburgers claim
"Craig and Marc Kielburger kicked off their testimony in front of a parliamentary ethics committee on Monday by slamming “political crossfire” that they say destroyed WE Charity in Canada."
Review Journal
WE Charity created positive change in communities
"I feel that it is very important to let people know that, surprisingly, not everything we hear in the Canadian news these days is true!"
Macleans Magazine
In Defence of WE
"Scott Gilmore: Get angry about why the Kielburgers needed to cultivate influence in Canada, not at the fact they were good at it."
CBC
Kielburgers accuse MPs of holding political trial during testy committee hearing
"Craig and Marc Kielburger accused a parliamentary committee on Monday of engaging in a political trial as its members grilled the brothers over WE Charity's operations, including its cancelled deal to run a federal program for student volunteers."
Fair Press
WE Charity Sues the CBC’s “The Fifth Estate”
"With the lifting of Canada’s last COVID-19 related mandates on October 1, Canadians are taking stock of  the collateral damage inflicted by the pandemic."
Literary Review of Canada
As We Know It
"In September 2021, Craig and Marc Kielburger, the brothers who created a tiny NGO called Free the Children and turned it into an international network of charities, companies, and foundations, announced that their $65-million centrepiece, WE Charity Canada, would fold."
Fair Press
Theresa Kielburger v. Canadaland et al
"Here’s the statement of claim in Theresa Kielburger’s lawsuit against Canadaland, Jesse Brown and several of his employees.

The lawsuit focusses on Canadaland repeating, in its one-sided White Saviors Podcast, libels published in Saturday Night magazine in 1996."
Western Standard
Kielburgers file $3-million suit against publisher whose claimed family allegedly took money
"The Kielburger family filed a $3-million defamation suit against a Toronto publisher over allegations the mother put charity donations into a personal family account, says Blacklock’s Reporter."
Milbank LLP
Milbank Partner Tawfiq Rangwala Authors Best-Selling Book on Major Canadian Political Scandal
"Milbank LLP Litigation & Arbitration partner Tawfiq S. Rangwala authored What We Lost: Inside the Attack on Canada’s Largest Children’s Charity, a new investigative book addressing the “WE Charity Scandal” that gripped Canadian politics and media during the Covid pandemic."
Fair Press
Jesse Brown’s latest flop: making $20 by attacking a charity
"I didn’t start this site to talk about Jesse Brown. It’s really supposed to be about the intersection of media, law and politics. But damn, when Canadaland is bad, it’s really the worst political/news site in Canada."
Faze Magazine
New Book “What WE Lost” Explores Question – Can Years Of Political Propaganda Be Undone?
"There is a saying, often attributed to Nazi’s chief propagandist – Joseph Goebbels, that if you repeat a lie often enough, it eventually is accepted as truth."
Fair Press
It’s about Jesse Brown’s money
"The Government of Canada’s proposed $600 million media tax credit has dominated news blogs and chatrooms. At the heart of the criticism is whether the temptation of dollars will influence coverage of the government."
Canada Talks
As We Know It
Tawfiq Rangwala & Kim Campbell on The Ari Goldkind Show
"Author of "What WE Lost: Inside the Attack on Canada's Largest Charity" Tawfiq Rangwala and Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell joined The Ari Goldkind Show with Ari Goldkind to discuss the new book."
Medium
As We Know It
The real scandal? Canadians unwittingly allowed WE Charity to be assailed
"In their 1989 folk classic “Closer to Fine” the Indigo Girls crooned, “Darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable. Lightness has a call that’s hard to hear.”
Fair Press
Canadaland’s WE obsession: Foreshadowing Jesse Brown’s Attempt to Take Down a Children’s Charity
"The next chapter in the bizarre saga of Canadaland trying to take down a children’s charity is about to be written. I’m going to give you a sneak preview of the picture Jesse Brown will be trying to paint this time, based on answers to questions I sent to WE and Canadaland."
Better Boards Better Communities
What You Could Lose: Understanding Good Governance and Risk Management
"This is a tale of great achievement and great loss. A tale of innovation and jealousy. A tale of conflicts of interest, governance issues, and risk management."
Foundation Magazine
Why Grassroots Efforts In Kenya Are Where My Impact Matters
"There is a lot of talk condemning “white saviorism” these days. As a proud Kenyan woman, it is not lost on me that the conversationalists on the topic are often from North America, and frankly are often white."
CTV News
'What WE Lost' Looks at WE Charity scandal
"Author Tawfiq Rangwala joins CTV News with more on his new book and the fallout from the WE Scandal."
Fair Press
Jesse Brown and Canadaland should be removed from the NewsMedia Council
"Jesse Brown, in his March 17, 2019, podcast of Canadaland spent much of the hour pressing the NewsMedia Council to remove a member paper for irresponsible reporting. Brown was right: the Toronto Sun’s reporting on migrants living in a Toronto hotel was biased and full of errors."
On Point with Alex Pierson
What We Lost: Inside The Attack On Canada's Largest Charity
"Guest Host Angela Kokott speaks with Tawfiq Rangwala, the Author of "What we Lost: Inside the Attack on Canada's Largest Charity". Tawfiq tells Angela about his new book and what really happened behind the scenes with We Charity."
The Billy Kelley Show
WE Charity says it became a victim of Trudeau Liberals' errors
"What We Lost: Inside the Attack on Canada’s Largest Children’s Charity.  The book—which tells the untold story behind the now infamous WE Charity Scandal—is written by lawyer and former WE Charity board member, Tawfiq Rangwala..."
Foundation Magazine
Susan Delacourt: WE Charity scandal sends a powerful message to young people: Even in a pandemic, it’s still politics as usual
"I have been with WE Charity since 2004 and I’m immensely proud of the team we’ve built, and the impact our programs have had both domestically and internationally."
FTV Live
Anchor Demands $20 Million Bucks From Charity
"A Las Vegas Anchor has demanded $20 million and more from an international charity that he has accused of defrauding him."
Press Progress
Craig Kielburger’s Mom Launched a $3 Million Lawsuit Accusing Canadaland of Being ‘Fake News’
"Canadaland says it stands by its reporting and will ‘not be intimidated from continuing to report on the WE Organization’"
The Toronto Star
The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending June 15, 2022
The Toronto Star bestsellers lists show the books Canadians bought this weeek.
The Bay Observer
Was the WE Charity “scandal” a media lynching?
"In an article in the Toronto Star, Matthew Torigian  says virtually every allegation made against the Trudeau government’s involvement in the WE Charity affair has been proven to be false."
Macleans Magazine
Five key takeaways from the Kielburger brothers' testimony
"The WE Charity founders were testy and frustrated, blaming their troubles on politics and Ottawa: 'The government hid behind a children's charity'"
The Toronto Star
Organization’s long record speaks for itself
"The column "it's giving season - how do you ensure your charitable donations will be used effectively?", co-authored by academics Ryan Brigg and Dario Sidhu, advocates conducting research on charities, we couldn't agree more."
Foundation Magazine
Susan Delacourt: WE Charity scandal sends a powerful message to young people: Even in a pandemic, it’s still politics as usual
"FacebookTwitterEmailPrintCopy article linkIn its heyday, the WE Charity probably prodded countless young people to pursue lives in global activism."
Fair Press
Dissecting the Shame Wizard Part II: I will give $10,000 to anyone who can prove that Canadaland isn’t simply false news
"Yes, it’s a very snappy headline. Lawyers should have flashbacks to law school and the Carbolic Smoke Ball case. Journalists and other people who read this might wonder why I would risk my money. Because there is no risk."
Macleans Magazine
Local volunteers lament loss of WE Charity’s Canadian operation
"The fallout from the federal government’s decision to contract delivery of a student volunteer program to WE Charity has robbed Canada of the benefits of an “innovative” organization that convinced many young people..."
Foundation Magazine
A Personal View: WE Charity On The Front Lines In Africa
"For more than a decade, I have worked side-by-side women artisans who have earned a living through a social enterprise. This has empowered these women not only to pay debts, provide three meals a day to their children..."
Foundation Magazine
Losing WE Charity Didn’t Have To Happen
"On October 29 the Federal Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion exonerated former Finance Minister Bill Morneau of conflict of interest charges over his participation in two volunteer trips for WE Charity."
Review Journal
Las Vegas news anchor demands $20M amid fraud allegations
"A Las Vegas news anchor has demanded $20 million and more from an international charity that he has accused of defrauding him."
Fair Press
We get letters — Re: Jesse Brown and WE
"Thank you for your recent article concerning the journalism of Canadaland, especially as it related to its articles about and against Free the Children and WE. I am particularly concerned by what seems to be a blatant and biased attack on the organization and on its co-founders by Canadaland."
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Toronto Star
Forensic analysis exonerates WE Charity and the Canadian government
"The case is clear: WE Charity was not looking for a lifeline. It didn’t get special treatment. It was properly approached by the bureaucracy. And neither the charity nor its co-founders stood to profit from the Canada Student Service Grant."
A highlighter highlighting the word defamation in pink
Above the Law
'Actual Malice' Standard Didn't Stop Dominion From Suing Fox News Because Sometimes Networks Leave Whole Paper Trails Of Malice
"The high-stakes defamation case against a TV network... no, the other one."
the record logo
Waterloo Record
WE Charity is exonerated, so where is the apology?
"For months, the news media and the Conservative Party of Canada skewered the Kielburger brothers and WE Charity for having been asked by the federal government to help them handle the distribution of money to students in Canada."
two men on stage in front of a crowd
Toronto Star
Forensic analysis exonerates WE Charity and the Canadian government
"The case is clear: WE Charity was not looking for a lifeline. It didn’t get special treatment. It was properly approached by the bureaucracy. And neither the charity nor its co-founders stood to profit from the Canada Student Service Grant."
A highlighter highlighting the word defamation in pink
Above the Law
'Actual Malice' Standard Didn't Stop Dominion From Suing Fox News Because Sometimes Networks Leave Whole Paper Trails Of Malice
"The high-stakes defamation case against a TV network... no, the other one."
the record logo
Waterloo Record
WE Charity is exonerated, so where is the apology?
"For months, the news media and the Conservative Party of Canada skewered the Kielburger brothers and WE Charity for having been asked by the federal government to help them handle the distribution of money to students in Canada."
Macleans Magazine
In Defence of WE
"Scott Gilmore: Get angry about why the Kielburgers needed to cultivate influence in Canada, not at the fact they were good at it."
Fair Press
WE Charity Sues the CBC’s “The Fifth Estate”
"With the lifting of Canada’s last COVID-19 related mandates on October 1, Canadians are taking stock of  the collateral damage inflicted by the pandemic."
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Literary Review of Canada
As We Know It
"In September 2021, Craig and Marc Kielburger, the brothers who created a tiny NGO called Free the Children and turned it into an international network of charities, companies, and foundations, announced that their $65-million centrepiece, WE Charity Canada, would fold."
Fair Press
Theresa Kielburger v. Canadaland et al
"Here’s the statement of claim in Theresa Kielburger’s lawsuit against Canadaland, Jesse Brown and several of his employees.

The lawsuit focusses on Canadaland repeating, in its one-sided White Saviors Podcast, libels published in Saturday Night magazine in 1996."
Western Standard
Kielburgers file $3-million suit against publisher whose claimed family allegedly took money
"The Kielburger family filed a $3-million defamation suit against a Toronto publisher over allegations the mother put charity donations into a personal family account, says Blacklock’s Reporter."
Milbank LLP
Milbank Partner Tawfiq Rangwala Authors Best-Selling Book on Major Canadian Political Scandal
"Milbank LLP Litigation & Arbitration partner Tawfiq S. Rangwala authored What We Lost: Inside the Attack on Canada’s Largest Children’s Charity, a new investigative book addressing the “WE Charity Scandal” that gripped Canadian politics and media during the Covid pandemic."
Fair Press
Jesse Brown’s latest flop: making $20 by attacking a charity
"I didn’t start this site to talk about Jesse Brown. It’s really supposed to be about the intersection of media, law and politics. But damn, when Canadaland is bad, it’s really the worst political/news site in Canada."
Faze Magazine
New Book “What WE Lost” Explores Question – Can Years Of Political Propaganda Be Undone?
"There is a saying, often attributed to Nazi’s chief propagandist – Joseph Goebbels, that if you repeat a lie often enough, it eventually is accepted as truth."
Fair Press
It’s about Jesse Brown’s money
"The Government of Canada’s proposed $600 million media tax credit has dominated news blogs and chatrooms. At the heart of the criticism is whether the temptation of dollars will influence coverage of the government."
Canada Talks
As We Know It
Tawfiq Rangwala & Kim Campbell on The Ari Goldkind Show
"Author of "What WE Lost: Inside the Attack on Canada's Largest Charity" Tawfiq Rangwala and Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell joined The Ari Goldkind Show with Ari Goldkind to discuss the new book."
Medium
As We Know It
The real scandal? Canadians unwittingly allowed WE Charity to be assailed
"In their 1989 folk classic “Closer to Fine” the Indigo Girls crooned, “Darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable. Lightness has a call that’s hard to hear.”
Fair Press
Canadaland’s WE obsession: Foreshadowing Jesse Brown’s Attempt to Take Down a Children’s Charity
"The next chapter in the bizarre saga of Canadaland trying to take down a children’s charity is about to be written. I’m going to give you a sneak preview of the picture Jesse Brown will be trying to paint this time, based on answers to questions I sent to WE and Canadaland."
Better Boards Better Communities
What You Could Lose: Understanding Good Governance and Risk Management
"This is a tale of great achievement and great loss. A tale of innovation and jealousy. A tale of conflicts of interest, governance issues, and risk management."
Foundation Magazine
Why Grassroots Efforts In Kenya Are Where My Impact Matters
"There is a lot of talk condemning “white saviorism” these days. As a proud Kenyan woman, it is not lost on me that the conversationalists on the topic are often from North America, and frankly are often white."
CTV News
'What WE Lost' Looks at WE Charity scandal
"Author Tawfiq Rangwala joins CTV News with more on his new book and the fallout from the WE Scandal."
Fair Press
Jesse Brown and Canadaland should be removed from the NewsMedia Council
"Jesse Brown, in his March 17, 2019, podcast of Canadaland spent much of the hour pressing the NewsMedia Council to remove a member paper for irresponsible reporting. Brown was right: the Toronto Sun’s reporting on migrants living in a Toronto hotel was biased and full of errors."
On Point with Alex Pierson
What We Lost: Inside The Attack On Canada's Largest Charity
"Guest Host Angela Kokott speaks with Tawfiq Rangwala, the Author of "What we Lost: Inside the Attack on Canada's Largest Charity". Tawfiq tells Angela about his new book and what really happened behind the scenes with We Charity."
The Billy Kelley Show
WE Charity says it became a victim of Trudeau Liberals' errors
"What We Lost: Inside the Attack on Canada’s Largest Children’s Charity.  The book—which tells the untold story behind the now infamous WE Charity Scandal—is written by lawyer and former WE Charity board member, Tawfiq Rangwala..."
Foundation Magazine
Susan Delacourt: WE Charity scandal sends a powerful message to young people: Even in a pandemic, it’s still politics as usual
"I have been with WE Charity since 2004 and I’m immensely proud of the team we’ve built, and the impact our programs have had both domestically and internationally."
FTV Live
Anchor Demands $20 Million Bucks From Charity
"A Las Vegas Anchor has demanded $20 million and more from an international charity that he has accused of defrauding him."
Press Progress
Craig Kielburger’s Mom Launched a $3 Million Lawsuit Accusing Canadaland of Being ‘Fake News’
"Canadaland says it stands by its reporting and will ‘not be intimidated from continuing to report on the WE Organization’"
The Toronto Star
The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending June 15, 2022
The Toronto Star bestsellers lists show the books Canadians bought this weeek.
The Bay Observer
Was the WE Charity “scandal” a media lynching?
"In an article in the Toronto Star, Matthew Torigian  says virtually every allegation made against the Trudeau government’s involvement in the WE Charity affair has been proven to be false."
Macleans Magazine
Five key takeaways from the Kielburger brothers' testimony
"The WE Charity founders were testy and frustrated, blaming their troubles on politics and Ottawa: 'The government hid behind a children's charity'"
The Toronto Star
Organization’s long record speaks for itself
"The column "it's giving season - how do you ensure your charitable donations will be used effectively?", co-authored by academics Ryan Brigg and Dario Sidhu, advocates conducting research on charities, we couldn't agree more."
Foundation Magazine
Susan Delacourt: WE Charity scandal sends a powerful message to young people: Even in a pandemic, it’s still politics as usual
"FacebookTwitterEmailPrintCopy article linkIn its heyday, the WE Charity probably prodded countless young people to pursue lives in global activism."
Fair Press
Dissecting the Shame Wizard Part II: I will give $10,000 to anyone who can prove that Canadaland isn’t simply false news
"Yes, it’s a very snappy headline. Lawyers should have flashbacks to law school and the Carbolic Smoke Ball case. Journalists and other people who read this might wonder why I would risk my money. Because there is no risk."
Macleans Magazine
Local volunteers lament loss of WE Charity’s Canadian operation
"The fallout from the federal government’s decision to contract delivery of a student volunteer program to WE Charity has robbed Canada of the benefits of an “innovative” organization that convinced many young people..."
Foundation Magazine
A Personal View: WE Charity On The Front Lines In Africa
"For more than a decade, I have worked side-by-side women artisans who have earned a living through a social enterprise. This has empowered these women not only to pay debts, provide three meals a day to their children..."
Foundation Magazine
Losing WE Charity Didn’t Have To Happen
"On October 29 the Federal Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion exonerated former Finance Minister Bill Morneau of conflict of interest charges over his participation in two volunteer trips for WE Charity."
Review Journal
Las Vegas news anchor demands $20M amid fraud allegations
"A Las Vegas news anchor has demanded $20 million and more from an international charity that he has accused of defrauding him."
Fair Press
We get letters — Re: Jesse Brown and WE
"Thank you for your recent article concerning the journalism of Canadaland, especially as it related to its articles about and against Free the Children and WE. I am particularly concerned by what seems to be a blatant and biased attack on the organization and on its co-founders by Canadaland."
CBC
Kielburgers accuse MPs of holding political trial during testy committee hearing
"Craig and Marc Kielburger accused a parliamentary committee on Monday of engaging in a political trial as its members grilled the brothers over WE Charity's operations, including its cancelled deal to run a federal program for student volunteers."
Review Journal
WE Charity created positive change in communities
"I feel that it is very important to let people know that, surprisingly, not everything we hear in the Canadian news these days is true!"
On Twitter, there was an outpouring of support for WE Charity by Canadians who knew the truth. Here is a selection of their responses