The hamlet was told it “can keep the tents.”
The minister’s husband, John Knowlton, is senior managing director and business manager with the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, a pension fund investor.
Contractors received rush orders for 40,547 ventilators. A total 27,025 were delivered. Only about 500 were used.
No cabinet has ever invoked the 1988 Emergencies Act.
“Could the Minister advise the House when Jeff Bezos took out Canadian citizenship?”
The exchange was never reported to the Commissioner of Lobbying though federal law restricts undisclosed favour-seeking under threat of six months’ jail.
Lobbyists included a former aide to a Liberal MP, and the ex-president of a Liberal Party riding association who sought millions in contracts.
Figures were inflated to ‘present the truth’ regardless of whether goods were defective.
Liberal MPs on the Commons health committee delayed a vote to compel the release of the terms to legislators.