Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed on Friday a deal is being finalized with the U.S. to send Canada 1.5 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
For months now, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has blamed everyone for Canada’s trickle of COVID-19 vaccines but himself.
Paul Lucas said:
“I’ve been very concerned and frankly upset about the lies that are coming from the federal government about this whole (COVID vaccine) file,” says Lucas, who was integral to the production and distribution of the Canadian vaccine for the H1N1 pandemic in 2009. All of the vaccines for that outbreak were produced in the GSK factory in Quebec City.
“Trudeau has badly botched Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine procurement,” states Lucas.
Procurement Minister Anita Anand said the shipments will arrive before the end of the month. In addition, Trudeau said Pfizer will extend its vaccine shipments to Canada, receiving over a million doses weekly through the end of May.
Following the trial of Michael Spavor in China earlier on Friday, Trudeau raised concerns over the lack of transparency as the two-hour trial was held behind closed doors with no diplomats or media allowed in.
Trudeau said the arbitrary detention of both Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig is “unacceptable.” Both have been held in China since 2018 under espionage accusations.
Trudeau has been able to get a windfall of vaccines for Canada by the end of March, mostly through scrounging from countries that don’t need them or taking from that facility in India meant for low-income countries. This is hardly due to Trudeau’s promise of having the biggest and most diverse supply of vaccines.
The detention is seen as a retaliatory move after Canada’s arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7704507/ca…