Conservatives pass motion that Liberals say will threaten Canada’s access to COVID-19 vaccines


OTTAWA – The Conservatives pushed a motion through Parliament Monday that will require the Liberals to disclose documents on vaccines, personal protective equipment and rapid testing, over government objections that the move could pose a risk to the country’s supplies. The Conservatives won the vote with support from the Bloc Québécois, NDP and the Green Party, requiring the government to deliver the documents to the Health Committee within 30 days. In addition to covering PPE and vaccines, the motion will also examine every aspect of the federal response, including the government’s decision to shut down a vital public health surveillance tool, the provision of paid sick leave, the adequacy of provincial health transfers and decisions around border closures and travel restrictions.

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