Officials Grill PHAC Over Failure to Produce Unredacted Documents Concerning Transfer of Viruses to Wuhan Lab

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A Commons Committee grilled the president of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) over his failure to produce unredacted documents related to the transfer of deadly viruses to China’s Wuhan laboratory and the agency’s removal of two Chinese scientists. The Standing Committee on Canada-China Relations summoned Iain Stewart to testify on Monday after he failed to produce unredacted documents before a 20-day deadline stated by a motion adopted by the committee on March 31.  The motion requested that the PHAC submit all information and documents related to its shipment of live Ebola and Henipah viruses from the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg to China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology in March 2019. The committee had also requested the agency produce documents and information regarding its removal of scientist Xiangguo Qiu, who was responsible for the virus shipment, her husband Keding Cheng, and her students from China. Qiu and Cheng both …

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