Domestic Vaccine Production – February 2, 2021
Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Canadians from outside his home in Ottawa on the federal government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He announces that the government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Novavax to produce its COVID-19 vaccine at the National Research Council of Canada’s new Biologics Manufacturing Centre in Montréal, pending Health Canada’s regulatory approval of the vaccine.
In a virtual news conference, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, and Dr. Howard Njoo, deputy chief public health officer, join federal ministers Anita Anand (public services and procurement), Dominic LeBlanc (intergovernmental affairs), Mary Ng (small business, export promotion, and international trade), and François-Philippe Champagne (innovation, science and industry) to provide an update on Canada’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.