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Federal COVID-19 supply council member quits over links to company that landed Indigenous Services contract


A member of a council created by the federal government to provide procurement advice during the COVID-19 pandemic stepped down late Wednesday evening over her ties to a company that landed a contract with Indigenous Services Canada to provide temporary medical facilities to a northern Manitoba First Nation.

Cathy Bennett, a former provincial Liberal cabinet minister in Newfoundland and Labrador, resigned from her position on the 17-member COVID-19 Supply Council after NDP MP Niki Ashton raised questions over her position as board chair of Dynamic Air Shelters.


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