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The Libranos: Business As Usual

John Ivison;

Long, long ago – around the end of January – Conservative MP Tony Baldinelli submitted a written question about a loan for $196 million that was written off by Export Development Canada.
 
Who received the loan, what was it for and why was it written off, he asked, not unreasonably.
 
He has just received the answer from Global Affairs Canada, a department notorious for its imperiousness when it comes to public accountability.
 
The transaction in question was export-related and deemed to be in Canada’s national interest, he was told.
 
That was all Baldinelli, or you and I, are entitled to know.

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Wuhan Flu: Ground Zero

Fox News;

There is increasing confidence that COVID-19 likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory not as a bioweapon, but as part of China’s effort to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater than the capabilities of the United States, multiple sources who have been briefed on the details of early actions by China’s government and seen relevant materials tell Fox News.
 
This may be the “costliest government coverup of all time,” one of the sources said.
 
The sources believe the initial transmission of the virus was bat-to-human, and that “patient zero” worked at the laboratory, then went into the population in Wuhan.
 
The “increasing confidence” comes from classified and open-source documents and evidence, the sources said. Fox News has requested to see the evidence directly.

This just in.

Until 15 Minutes Ago, I Was Being Told Canada Was Outperforming Orange Man Bad In Every Conceivable Way

Last night: President Trump Invokes Defense Production Act Taking Control of 3M Production…

CBC: Because there are currently no domestic manufacturers of N95 masks, pressure put on the global supply by the coronavirus pandemic has left Canada in a precarious position.

Background.

And more background;

Within hours of the distributor’s demand, the group had assembled a consortium of 19 different entities in need of the masks, including two major hospital chains, one city health department in Colorado, six county governments in three states, and one governor’s office. Though several of the buyers were also hoping to purchase gowns, gloves, ventilators, and other supplies, they were pooling resources to be able to put in the minimum order of 3M’s 1860 N95 mask, which protects health care workers against airborne particles and is “resistant to splash and spatter of blood and other infectious materials.”
 
Although the 1860 N95 masks should cost $1.27 each, according to a price list 3M issued yesterday, the Canadian dealer was charging more than $7 per mask. But the jacked-up price isn’t what killed the deal. Even the major hospital chains were desperate enough to spend the money. Instead, the group’s purchase began to fall apart when the dealer said that the Canadian military had seized 10 million of the masks and then insisted that the group not only commit to buying the remaining 20 million masks but also to five additional monthly purchases of 20 million masks, totaling $140 million.

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