China, Vaccine Distribution and the Opioid Crisis – February 17, 2021

China, Vaccine Distribution and the Opioid Crisis – February 17, 2021

China, Vaccine Distribution and the Opioid Crisis – February 17, 2021

Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics.

During Question Period, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to questions on the bilateral relationship with China, Canada’s domestic manufacturing capacity and the vaccine rollout.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with reporters on Parliament Hill following the weekly meeting of his party’s caucus. He comments on the government’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan and takes questions on the new federal firearms bill.

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul holds a virtual event where she reiterates the party’s call for decriminalization of possession of opioids and the creation of a safe supply program. She is joined by Green MP Paul Manly and Guy Felicella, an advocate for vulnerable people.