Justin Trudeau on Friday told reporters he was confident the quarantine program was working.
"This is a national scandal," said New Democrat MP Matthew Green.
Earlier, Iain Stewart, president of the PHA, refused to take questions on the incident when cross-examined by MPs.
The identities of the C-listers to be paid to praise the department were not named.
“There was an abject failure,” said NDP MP Matthew Green. "I think this is a scandal.”
“Now answer the damn question," said Tory Garnett Genius in frustration
PHA closed three of nine warehouses used to stockpile goods and threw away at least two million high-grade N95 masks just months before the pandemic.
“I was told twice, not just once but twice, you had enough resources on hand to deal with the pandemic,” said Senator Éric Forest
Managers of the national stockpile were so short of goods they recommended nurses wear aprons due to lack of medical gowns.
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