Blair ‘has no time’ for partisan outrage over immunizing inmates

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Public Safety Minister Bill Blair is accusing the Conservatives of inflaming the debate around inmates who’ve received the COVID-19 vaccines, saying he has “no time” for such rhetoric. Six hundred federal inmates have already begun receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines as part of a pilot project. As part of this initial rollout, 1,200 doses are being delivered to prisons across the country and are going to inmates with underlying health conditions or who are seniors. The general prison population will have to wait their turn, like most other Canadians. Blair said the decision isn’t a political one, but one based on guidance from public health professionals.