Law, Policy & Markets

Inside Canada’s WE Charity Scandal: It’s Not What You Thought

June 30, 2022 Season 3
Law, Policy & Markets
Inside Canada’s WE Charity Scandal: It’s Not What You Thought
Show Notes

A Canadian scandal holds a mirror up to media and politics in Canada, with implications for the US and other advanced democracies, and it's not a pretty picture.

In this episode, host Allan Marks speaks with Milbank Litigation partner Tawfiq Rangwala about his new book What WE Lost: Inside the Attack on Canada’s Largest Children’s Charity, misinformation and political gamesmanship. What WE Lost, which is a national bestseller in Canada, offers a behind-the-scenes account of the rise and fall of WE Charity, a Canada-based non-profit focused on youth empowerment programs and international development work. In 2020, WE Charity became embroiled in a political scandal that almost brought down the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.


About the Speakers:

Tawfiq Rangwala is a partner in Milbank’s New York office of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Group. His practice focuses on defense of US and international regulatory and criminal enforcement matters, as well as internal investigations relating to business activities and sensitive cultural topics. He has extensive experience handling federal and state court litigation of complex commercial cases involving securities and corporate law, contract disputes and financial restructuring.

Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers. He advises developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters around the world in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects, as well as related acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Mr. Marks also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley at both the Law School and the Haas School of Business.

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