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Health Canada and the 35,000 missing computers

OTTAWA — Health Canada’s technology systems were in such shambles before the COVID-19 pandemic that more than 35,000 computers were missing, an internal audit found.

That was only one of a very long list of problems the auditors found in the department’s information-technology branch, which also manages IT for the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The two bodies led the federal response to the pandemic.

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