Justin Trudeau – LILLEY: Trudeau asks for patience while Canada burns
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Trudeau’s answer was pretty much the mayor promising a fire truck after your house burned down.
“From the very beginning, we knew that there would be challenges with the global supply chains around vaccines as they were developed. Which is why we set out and succeeded in signing more contracts with more different companies for more doses per Canadian than in any other country in the world,” Trudeau said.
We will have more doses than any other country, just not now, so wait and be patient while the house burns.
The Trudeau Liberals are trying to defend the slowdown by claiming other countries are in the same boat, but Canada is being cut much deeper than Europe. Canada is well behind countries such as Lithuania, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Iceland and more.
The United States, operating under former president Donald Trump’s plan, is vaccinating at three times the rate Canada is, now at just over six in 100 to Canada’s two in 100. On Monday, President Joe Biden said he is upping his vaccination goal.
“I think we may be able to get that to 1.5 million a day, rather than 1 million a day,” Biden said.
Biden now says that he expects every American who wants a vaccine to be able to get one by the end of spring. By comparison, Trudeau is still promising that every Canadian who wants a vaccine will be able to get one by the end of September.
That would be at least three months later.
Meanwhile, this slowdown of doses is having a real impact on people’s lives. In Montreal, seniors living in a nursing home that received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine 42 days ago have no clue when they will get the second shot.