Opposition MPs on the House of Commons public accounts committee are seeking to view the contracts for billions of dollars between the federal government and COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers. On Feb. 16, Liberals proposed that MPs sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before viewing the unredacted documents. Liberal MP Anthony Housefather argued that public servants who view these documents must sign NDAs due to the risk companies face when rushing products to market. Bloc Québécois MP Nathalie Sinclair-Desgagné countered, stating that parliamentarians should not have to sign NDAs with pharmaceutical companies. Conservative MP Kelly McCauley cited a Washington Post article and a report by NGO Public Citizen that revealed the power one pharmaceutical corporation has gained in vaccine contract negotiations. NDP MP Blake Desjarlais expressed concerns about the government’s request for NDAs and suggested this should be a consideration for future agreements. Sinclair-Desgagné tabled a motion for the committee to view the contracts free of any redactions, which was not voted on. No dates for future meetings of the public accounts committee have been announced. The House of Commons is currently adjourned until March 6.