Statement from the President of the Foundation


The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation has learned in recent days through the media that there was a potential connection between the Chinese government and a 2016 pledge of $200,000 to be received by the Foundation. 

As an independent, non-partisan charity, ethics and integrity are among our core values and we cannot keep any donation that may have been sponsored by a foreign government and would not knowingly do so.

In light of these recent allegations, the Foundation has refunded to the donor all amounts received with respect to the donation pledge. 






Pascale Fournier
President and CEO


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Pascale Fournier

  • Scholar 2003
  • Alumni
2003 Scholar, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation (2018 to 2023)