Made-In-Canada COVID-19 Vaccines – October 23, 2020
Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces the government is investing $214 million towards the development of made-in-Canada vaccines. Up to $173 million will go towards Quebec City-based Medicago to help the company develop its vaccine and build a facility to produce it. He is joined by Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc, and Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand, as well as Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, and Dr. Howard Njoo, the deputy chief public health officer.
During Question Period, Darren Fisher (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health), and members of cabinet face inquiries concerning the government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.