Pandemic waste

Credit: Maria Jose Burgos/CBC

The Commons public accounts committee Thursday determined no Public Health Agency executive was fired for mismanaging a national stockpile of medical supplies, said Blacklock’s Reporter, highlighting that the Agency ignored warnings to prepare for an inevitable pandemic and instead threw masks away to save on warehouse leases.

“We had significant lapses here,” said Conservative MP Philip Lawrence, representing Northumberland-Peterborough South, Ont, adding that incompetence by the Agency led to “serious issues.”

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Reid Small is a BC Reporter for the Western Standard and West Coast Standard based in the Vancouver Bureau. He has worked as a freelance photojournalist and in independent media.

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