Justin Trudeau Says He Initially Balked at Contract Award to Charity

OTTAWA—In a bid to defuse a weekslong controversy, Canadian Primary Minister Justin Trudeau stated Thursday

OTTAWA—In a bid to defuse a weekslong controversy, Canadian Primary Minister Justin Trudeau stated Thursday he originally challenged governing administration officials when they recommended awarding a beneficial governing administration deal to a charity with financial ties to his family.

In the course of scarce testimony by a sitting down key minister at a parliamentary listening to, Mr. Trudeau stated he originally balked when officials recommended in early May possibly that WE Charity ought to regulate a student-grant method budgeted at 900 million Canadian dollars ($670 million). Under…