MPs Call on Canada to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver – May 7, 2021

COVID-19: Canada Responds

MPs Call on Canada to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver – May 7, 2021

MPs Don Davies (NDP), Marcus Powlowski (Liberal), Luc Thériault (Bloc Québécois), and Elizabeth May (Green party) hold a virtual news conference to discuss the cross-party initiative that calls on Canada to support a proposal by India and South Africa to waive patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines. The United States and France are among the countries who have recently indicated their support of the proposal, which was presented to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in October 2020 in order to increase global vaccine production and increase access to COVID-19 vaccines. (May 7, 2021)