MPs pass motion requiring Liberal government to let them see COVID vaccine contracts
Opposition party MPs have succeeded in passing a motion requiring the Liberal government to give them access to contracts with seven COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers. But whether the documents will actually be released to the health committee, and in what form, remains unclear. When asked whether the government will comply with the motion and make the agreements available, a spokesperson for Procurement Minister Anita Anand didn’t respond by deadline. On Friday, the health committee voted 6-5 in favour of a motion, introduced by Conservative MP John Barlow, for the documents to be made available to the committee. Five Liberal MPs voted against it, while the Conservative, NDP and Bloc members were in favour.