The Trudeau government has quietly deleted coronavirus data from China in a recent report due to its unreliability, according to Blacklock's Reporter.
This comes after the Health Minister Patty Hajdu accused a journalist of spreading conspiracy theories after asking a question about China's duplicitous handling of the pandemic.
"How can we be assured of accurate modelling if the country that was the centre of the outbreak has been lowballing or hiding its data?" asked a journalist.
"Your question is feeding into the conspiracy theories that many people have been perpetuating on the internet," Hajdu replied.
Hajdu may now be feeling slightly embarrassed about her response as The Public Health Agency removed all reference to Chinese data in a recent report. Despite this, the agency has not justified their decision to the Canadian public.
China has faced a great deal of international pressure over their under-reporting of coronavirus cases, and yet they continue to claim fewer infections and deaths than Canada.
Under Justin Trudeau's leadership, Canada has been excessively cautious to not upset the Chinese regime. This has been a point of contention for conservatives who want to stand up to China's repeated intrusions into Canadian sovereignty.
Patty Hajdu has also failed to make a particularly impressive impression on Canadians after she berated journalists for wanting borders to close (saying that the virus knew no country) and silenced Dr. Tam in a House of Commons committee in fear she may embarrass the Trudeau government.
Hajdu took over from Jane Philpott after she was expelled from the government in the aftermath of the SNC-Lavalin scandal. Where Philpott had experience in the medical field, Hajdu does not—working as a graphic designer before she entered politics.