Back there on page A5 of the Fredericton Daily Gleaner (which is not online) you’ll find this story. (I provide some excerpts here)
Charity asks Trudeau to return $20,000 speaking fee
Byline: CHRIS MORRIS Legislature Bureau
A charitable organization trying to raise money for a seniors’ home in Saint John is asking federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to please send back the $20,000 it paid him for a fundraising event that flopped.
The Grace Foundation paid Trudeau $20,000 in speaking fees last year as it launched a campaign to raise badly needed funds for the elderly residents of the Church of St. John and St. Stephen Home Inc. in the Port City.
… The organization lost $21,000 on the Trudeau speech last June.
… the Grace Foundation wrote Trudeau in March, asking him to send back the $20,000.
“A refund of the fees charged for your speaking engagement to the Grace Foundation would meet our needs and would provide a positive public impression,” states the March 6 letter, obtained by the Telegraph-Journal.
Hossak said Trudeau has yet to reply to the letter. Trudeau’s office did not respond to requests for comment.