Canadian taxpayers and hospital patients have good reasons to be angry at China.
The Communist Party regime under Xi Jinping did not do enough to contain the coronavirus after it emerged from Wuhan late last year. Last week, two Canadian chartered cargo planes returned from Shanghai empty after an alleged traffic jam delayed a bulk shipment of medical masks, gloves and other supplies destined for Canadian hospitals. A million Chinese-made medical masks were deemed unfit because of elastic problems.
Both incidents gave Members of Parliament plenty of fodder for an April 24 committee meeting on government procurement. Listen to Conservative, Green and NDP MPs put Deputy Public Services and Procurement Minister Bill Matthews on the hot seat.
Also, hear highlights of disgraced NBA referee Tim Donaghy’s Zoom webinar with investigative journalist and associate professor Declan Hill. Donaghy appeared on the webinar held by the University of New Haven’s sports integrity department. Donaghy not only bet on games he officiated, but you will want to hear what he says about match-fixing.
Plus, a commentary on the out-of-touch heads of B.C.’s Crown corporations and agencies and headlines from the Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest.
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