Quebec election: CAQ leader defends tens of millions to U.S. consulting business during pandemic – Montreal

Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) Leader Francois Legault is defending his government’s selection to award hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of consulting contracts during the COVID-19 pandemic to a significant American consulting agency.

Legault suggests McKinsey & Organization helped advise his cupboard on most effective procedures from all over the earth on controlling COVID-19.

A Radio-Canada investigation printed on Friday reveals the business billed the Quebec governing administration $6.6 million — or $35,000 a day — for suggestions on concerns like COVID-19 vaccination and strategic communications.

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Legault’s four main opponents are denouncing the lack of transparency about the part that McKinsey & Corporation played all through the early levels of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Conservatives, Liberals, and Quebec solidaire say the Radio-Canada report is yet another rationale to maintain an impartial general public inquiry into the CAQ’s administration of the pandemic.

In the meantime, the PQ has suspended one of its candidates, Pierre Vanier, who made anti-Muslim comments on social media.


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