The Trudeau government secretly gave a Chinese vaccine company a cash advance for shots that were never delivered to Canada.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has refused to acknowledge the deal calling it “disinformation” despite the agreement being disclosed by Conservative MP Tom Kmiec through an Access to Information request, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.
While the documents on the deal with CanSino Biologics Inc. disclosed by the National Research Council were partially censored, terms surrounding a “Collaborative Research Agreement” revealed that an undisclosed “non-refundable” cash advance was paid to the Chinese biotech company.
Additionally, the contract featured clauses forbidding anyone from releasing “any press or other public announcement concerning any aspect and any results of this agreement” without the Chinese company’s approval.
Trudeau and other Liberals have tried to bury the details of the contract after Conservative MPs criticized the federal government for agreeing to the shoddy deal.
“Why when China is holding our citizens hostage and stealing our intellectual property did the Prime Minister choose a CanSino partnership?” asked Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole on May 12, 2020.
“That is simply not true. We signed seven vaccine contracts with vaccine makers from around the world and not one of them was from China,” claimed Trudeau.
In reality, the Trudeau government signed the CanSino deal on May 6, 2020 and it only collapsed a few weeks later on May 19.
However, as of June 11, 2020, Liberal MP Sonia Sidhu continued to maintain that “there’s never been a contract between CanSino and the Government of Canada.”
Denials by the federal government also extended into the public service where former Research Council President Iain Stewart also refused to answer questions surrounding the deal.
Stewart was eventually promoted to be the president of the Public Health Agency of Canada. On June 21, Stewart was censured before the House of Commons after he refused to obey parliamentary orders and disclose records involving the firing of two federal scientists found to have collaborated with China.