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Palantir’s MacNaughton says data-mining firm is working with Ottawa, three provinces on COVID-19

Controversial data-analytics firm Palantir says it is working with the federal government, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But Ottawa and two of the three provinces say they haven’t yet engaged the company on any COVID-19-related projects.

Palantir’s Canadian president David MacNaughton, previously Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. and a close adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, made the statements during an April 22 teleconference CIBC Capital Markets organized for clients; The Logic has obtained a recording of the call.

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