Conservative ethics critics demand answers on PHAC location tracking

On Monday, Conservative ethics and public services critics demanded to know why the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) secretly accessed location data from 33 million mobile devices, a fact confirmed by the agency in December 2021. MP John Brassard demanded answers for why this was done in secret, who authorized it and with whom the data was shared. PHAC said it did this to monitor Canadians' movements during the COVID-19 pandemic.