The cost of questionable decisions by Trudeau and gang has hit $608 million.
A Quebec MP asks:
Mr. Speaker, Proline Advantage was awarded an untendered $371-million contract for medical gowns. The problem is, that company does not make gowns.
FTI Professional Grade was awarded an untendered $237-million contract for medical ventilators. The problem is, that company does not make ventilators. This summer, WE Charity got an untendered $900-million contract to create a grant system.
Why is it so easy for this government to hand out hundreds of millions of dollars to people who do not provide the goods or services required?
Non-answer from Trudeau:
Mr. Speaker, from the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen Canadians, businesses and creators mobilize to help fight COVID-19.
From manufacturers developing new PPE to individuals finding ways to bring it here from around the world, we have been able to develop solutions right here at home so we would no longer face the challenges of sourcing the necessary medical equipment and PPE.
We are very proud of the efforts that all Canadians have made, and we will continue to work to ensure that all Canadians are protected.
The same Quebec MP points out a new problem and presses Trudeau to answer:
Mr. Speaker, last month, the government pushed for the creation of a special committee to study all COVID-19-related spending.
Since then we have learned that $371 million was awarded to just one man for medical gowns for twice the price, a man who was selling protein drinks out of his basement, not medical supplies. We also learned that the government had given $237 million, which is $100 million too much, to former MP Frank Baylis, who just a year ago was still a Liberal MP.
Can the Prime Minister explain to us why he does not want us to have this committee to study COVID-19 spending?
Another non-answer from Trudeau:
Mr. Speaker, I know that some people watching this question period might be worried that there is a tremendous shortage of medical equipment or personal protective equipment. I can assure the House and Canadians who are watching.
Over the past few days alone, the following products have been delivered to the provinces and territories: more than 5.2 million N95 masks, more than three million surgical masks and more than one million gowns. We will continue to deliver the necessary equipment to the provinces and territories and to all Canadians in the country during this pandemic.