Canada is proceeding to seek to recover advance payments made to Tango

May 11, 2021

The Government of Canada has acted to supply personal protective equipment across Canada since the onset of the pandemic. In order to secure this equipment, Canada entered into contracts with multiple suppliers that provide for strict adherence to standards detailed by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

As a result of rigorous testing, it is Canada’s position that the vast majority of respirators tested do not meet the terms and conditions of the contracts, for example, regarding filtration efficiency. This constitutes a breach of contract terms with the company. Canada is thus proceeding to seek to recover advance payments made to Tango.

Specifically, Canada has initiated legal action by filing a Statement of Claim to recover advance payments made, as well as damages for other costs incurred resulting from the alleged contractual breach. As litigation has commenced, we are unable to provide further comment at this time.

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