The Baylis Medical Company Inc., owned by former Quebec Liberal MP Frank Baylis, was awarded a $423,000 contract just two months after he left his position as MP for Pierrefonds-Dollard.
Frank Baylis first won his seat on October 19, 2015, but decided against seeking reelection in the October 2019 race.
According to Blacklock's Reporter, Baylis' company put in their initial application while he was still serving on the House of Commons industry committee:
Baylis Medical on September 14, 2017 applied for industry department research funding. Baylis was then a Liberal member of the industry committee. The company’s $422,946 contract was approved [on December 19, 2019.]
The $423,000 contract was awarded by the Department of Industry.
A few months later, Baylis Medical was awarded a contract from a different department, this time for ventilators.
Earlier this year we reported that Frank Baylis' company had received a government COVID contract for 10,000 ventilators from the Health Department:
A Health Ministry memo obtained by Blacklock’s Reporter about the June 15, 2020 contract award for the delivery of 10,000 ventilators by October 21 says it was meant “to help with Covid-19”.
Corporate filings for Baylis Medical Company reflect an address form identical to the former MP’s home and the internal briefing documents obtained by Blacklock’s do not disclose the amount paid to Baylis for the delivery of the unapproved ventilators.