Trudeau govt. gave ex-liberal MP a $237M contract without a call for bids and overpaid $100M - Westphalian Times


A report released today by the investigative journalists of Journal de Montréal shows that the Trudeau Liberal government gave a $237 million contract to a firm that had been created just seven days before obtaining the contract and that the federal government overpaid by nearly $100 million.


The $237 million was given to the obscure firm FTI Professional Grade. This firm had been officially created only seven days before obtaining the contract from the federal government and its website showed that FTI had only two employees.

The contract was for the manufacturing of 10,000 ventilators. 

Soon after obtaining the contract, FTI hired the firm Baylis to handle the manufacturing of the ventilators. Baylis belongs to Frank Baylis, an ex-liberal MP and an active member of the party...

The timing and circumstances of this contract raise many red flags. Similar questions were raised when the Trudeau government gave a massive contract to the WE organization in the midst of the pandemic, an organization known to be close and friendly with the Trudeau government. 

According to the Journal de MontrĂ©al, the Trudeau government overpaid this contract by nearly $100 million. ...

The federal government overpaid $10,000 CAD on each ventilator in a contract for 10,000 units, amounting to approximately $100 million dollars in excess costs. ...

The Trudeau government has been vehemently opposed to the adoption of an anti-corruption committee in parliament. Conservatives and Bloc MPs have voiced their intention to vote for the creation of such a committee, but the liberals said they are willing to call for a snap election to make sure an anti-corruption committee does not see the light of day.

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