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.