abinet has awarded millions more to Baylis Medical Technologies Incorporated on a sole sourced service contract, records show. The firm previously run by ex-Liberal MP Frank Baylis (Pierrefonds-Dollard, Que.) in 2020 was a subcontractor on a $237 million deal for Covid ventilators.

Cabinet in an Inquiry Of Ministry tabled in the Commons disclosed it awarded a $3.7 million contract to Baylis Medical last February 16 for “preventive maintenance” on 2,000 ventilators. The contract was divulged at the request of Conservative MP Dean Allison (Niagara West, Ont.) who asked, “What are the details with regard to government contracts with Baylis Medical?”

Baylis served one term in Parliament and retired in 2019. His company just a month into the pandemic in 2020 was named a subcontractor on a lucrative contract to supply ventilators though it had no product license from the Department of Health.

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