Desmarais funding under investigation

Quebecor had its investigative journalists dig into the supposed generosity of the Desmarais family toward the Montreal Heart Institute, and found that there’s more to it than meets the eye, including a company QMI says is prepared to sell private medical data to pharmaceutical companies – a claim it has already denied – this in an economic climate where the CAQ’s economy minister, Pierre Fitzgibbon, is on record as saying he’s quite happy about monetizing our medical data. At play is a potentially profitable new heart drug.