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Canada Bloc leader slams Trudeau over 'unacceptable' handling of COVID-19 vaccine orders

18:40  25 november  2020
18:40  25 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

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OTTAWA — Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is blasting the prime minister's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, calling Justin Trudeau's pledge that vaccines will start to arrive in the coming months "unacceptable."

Yves-François Blanchet wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Canadian Press

Trudeau sought to reassure Canadians yesterday even as he acknowledged that some other countries are likely to start inoculating their citizens first, citing Canada's low capacity to churn out vaccines.

Blanchet says the federal government should have moved sooner to help obtain manufacturing rights and beef up production capacity on Canadian soil.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday spoke about the potential wait for a COVID - 19 vaccine when some countries are announcing a possible He added they signed a record number of deals with potential vaccine producers in order to make sure people get the vaccines as quickly and effectively

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The Bloc leader also says the short-term COVID-19 emergency centres on limiting viral spread, which he accuses Ottawa of managing with an "uncertain" hand.


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The United States, Britain and Germany have said their residents could start to receive vaccinations as early as December.

Trudeau said yesterday the federal government has signed orders for millions of doses from a variety of foreign pharmaceutical companies in recent months, and that Canada has been pushing the international community to ensure equal access for all. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 25, 2020.

The Canadian Press

John Ivison: Liberals not inoculated from vaccine criticism as questions over rollout mount .
Canadians have in large measure approved of the response by their federal and provincial governments to COVID-19. That may be about to change. A Leger poll of 1,500 Canadians, released last week, said two-thirds of respondents are very or somewhat satisfied with the way federal and provincial governments have handled the pandemic. There were regional variations – Jason Kenney’s government in Alberta and Brian Pallister’s government in Manitoba saw noticeably lower levels of public approval.

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