Morning Update: Ottawa reviewing Indigenous contracting program linked to ArriveCan contractors, Hajdu says


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Good morning, Ottawa is conducting a review of its program to support Indigenous contractors over concerns about its use by companies that worked on the ArriveCan app, Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu said yesterday. While much of the focus on ArriveCan has centred around IT staffing company GCStrategies, concerns have also been expressed about Dalian Enterprises. Dalian received $7.9-million for its work on the app and regularly wins federal contracts under a procurement program that promotes Indigenous businesses. Dalian often works with Coradix, a larger company that does not bill itself as Indigenous. Both companies have received more than $400-million...