Justin Trudeau – Trudeau must focus on vaccines, Keystone as House resumes: O’Toole
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The Conservative leader said that the government’s regular refrain about Canada purchasing more doses from more manufacturers than any other country misses the point that only two of those vaccines are approved, and we are getting few of those doses.
“Canadians don’t want the most number of vaccines in 2023,” O’Toole said.
There were supposed to be 200,000 doses of Pfizer delivered this week and 360,000 next week. The entire shipment for this week was cancelled while next week’s will be reduced by 80%.
The EU, which was also supposed to face a major shortfall similar to Canada’s reduction, is now expected to receive 92% of their expected doses, according to the Associated Press.
As for the Keystone XL pipeline cancellation, O’Toole said that the Trudeau government should have been aligning Canadian trade interests with American security interests as a way to ensure special treatment for Canadian industries. O’Toole said he raised that issue with Trudeau during a phone call to discuss Keystone and other issues last fall.
“In that call, it was clear that there was zero plan,” O’Toole said.