McKinnon in talks with WHO’s Aylward to appear before health committee

NDP MP Don Davies (Vancouver-Kingsway, B.C.), his party’s health critic and a member of the agenda and procedure subcommittee, said members received an update at the subcommittee meeting on Thursday, April 23, that Dr. Aylward was in Geneva and that the WHO is trying to arrange a way to have him appear before the committee by videoconference, but that nothing has been confirmed.

https://www.hilltimes.com/2020/04/27/mckinnon-in-talks-with-whos-alyward-to-appear-before-health-committee/245237

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