Mr. Speaker, I thank the Prime Minister for his response and certainly echo his sentiments.
On March 12, in this chamber, I asked the government how many ventilators it had procured to prepare for the wave of COVID-19 cases that were coming. In response, the Deputy Prime Minister said, “We are already leading a bulk national procurement effort to ensure Canadians have the necessary medical equipment.” A month later, I asked how many new ventilators the government had obtained under this strategy. The Prime Minister answered, “It will be still a few weeks before they are able to arrive.”
Today is April 20, and again I would like to ask this. How many new ventilators has the government been able to obtain under the national procurement strategy?