Justin Trudeau’s pledge to donate 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries amounts to a lot less than meets the eye, opposition critics charged Monday.
What first sounded like a generous set-aside of about a quarter of the total portfolio of roughly 400 million doses that Canada pre-purchased turns out to be a “disingenuous” promise to provide doses Canada does not have in hand, or hasn’t approved, or will decline to take from the global sharing program COVAX that Ottawa never should have dipped into in the first place, said New Democrat MP Don Davies
Meanwhile, the number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Alberta remained low on Monday at 115.
But positive cases of the highly contagious Delta variant, which originated in India, have grown by 96 percent province-wide in one week, though numbers are still far lower than other strains of the disease.
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