Ottawa signed a 10-year, $382 million, sole-sourced contract with AMD Medicom for medical masks – National Post
People wearing masks walk in Munson Park in Winnipeg on Sun., Aug. 9, 2020.Kevin King/Winnipeg Sun/Postmedia Network
That ban was quickly rescinded but still delayed shipments bound for Ontario early in the pandemic.
Bureaucrats recommended Medicom because the company had experience making the masks overseas and had ties to Canada.
Increased demand for these supplies in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a pressing and critical need to build domestic capacity, reads the memo. T…