“We have been trying to delicately tell our unions there isn’t enough to go around,” wrote a Department of Transport aide.
The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa denied the account but did not elaborate.
“Overstating or misleading statements, even if well-intentioned, undermine trust in the individual or institution making the statement.”—confidential government memo.
As late as March 9, 2020 the health minister was given Question Period Notes claiming a pandemic outbreak in Canada was unlikely.
Iain Stewart, president of the Public Health Agency, on Tuesday said he was unaware of any executive being fired for pandemic mismanagement.
The health said it would pay for social influencers to praise it's work 'as a trusted source of health information” on Twitter and Facebook.
The PHA estimated by July 1 Canadians will have used 1.8 billion surgical masks, 490 million disposable gowns, 91 million face shields and four million goggles.
The department was supposed to have kept a four months’ supply of masks, gowns, ventilators and other pandemic goods