Failed vaccination program all Trudeau’s fault: O’Toole


Federal Conservative leader Erin O’Toole continues to point a finger at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for Canada’s failed vaccination program. On Monday during a Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce lunch-time engagement, he said it was because Trudeau focused on brokering a deal with China instead of more local options as to why Canada ranks in the 60s in vaccination roll out. It was sharp words on the same day Manitoba announced it was hitting pause on the use of the U.K.-created AstraZeneca vaccine for those under 55 due to blood-clotting issues. “The best way to make sure we have domestic vaccine capacity is to not have open warfare against the sector as Mr. Trudeau has over the last number of years,” said O’Toole, adding the prime minister did not engage with industry on the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board. “The fact that Trudeau government decided to partner with a Chinese state-controlled enterprise, CanSino, left the entire Western pharma world scratching their head about what Canada was doing when it came to innovative medicine.” Trudeau secured more doses per capita than just about any other country in the world, but nothing domestically,

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