Craig and Marc Kielburger at their WE Day event in Toronto on Sept. 20, 2018 (CP/Christopher Katsarov)

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’
Craig (left) and Marc speak to thousands during WE Day UN in New York City last fall (Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

The rise and fall of WE

The charity invented by an earnest 12-year-old finds itself engulfed in a cynical, star-studded cronyism scandal. How on earth did we get here?
The co-founders of WE Charity are to testify before a House of Commons committee today as part of a parliamentary probe into a $912-million student-volunteer program. Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger speak during "We Day" in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah Yoon

WE Charity founders Marc and Craig Kielburger appear before House committee: Live video

The Kielburgers along with former board chair Michelle Douglas will answer questions about WE Charity’s agreement with the Liberal government
A crowd gathers before the WE Day event in Toronto, on Sept. 20, 2018 (CP/Christopher Katsarov)

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