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Pfizer executives attempt to block secret COVID-19 vaccine contracts from MPs

The Public Accounts committee ordered the release of secret COVID-19 vaccine contracts from the department of Public Works.

Pfizer executives warned that Canada could lose foreign investments and its “reputation” if MPs read the contracts, which cost taxpayers $5 billion.

“Confidential information would remain confidential,” said Bloc Québécois MP Nathalie Sinclair-Desgagné (Terrebonne, QC).

“We simply want to make sure there was no abuse and that if there were mistakes made, we can learn from them.”

The department of Health signed vaccine contracts with seven manufacturers. AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Medicago, Moderna, Novavax, Pfizer, and Sanofi. MPs voted to have the public works department hand over all contracts.

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