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The amount Hal­i­fax coun­cil has given We Day over the past three years.

Over half of the an­nual $65,000 grant comes from the city’s Cul­tural Events and Show­cases bud­get, with the re­main­ing $27,500 awarded spe­cially from gen­eral con­tin­gency re­serves. A CANADALAND in­ves­ti­ga­tion this week re­vealed that the celebrity non-profit, which hosts sta­dium-sized events to in­spire young peo­ple to take part in the “WE Move­ment,” is con­nected to no fewer than three com­pa­nies known to use child and slave labour in their sup­ply chain. The city’s cur­rently wait­ing for con­fir­ma­tion on if a fall WE Day At­lantic event will take place next month. Ac­cord­ing to city hall, WE Day would be re­quired to ap­ply for fund­ing again next year and be­yond for any fu­ture events.

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