O’Toole: Government should disclose specific steps it’s taking to make up vaccine shortfall

CONSERVATIVE Party Leader Erin O’Toole on Tuesday called on the Liberal government to disclose what specific steps it is taking to make up the shortfall in doses of the Pfizer vaccine next week.

He said: “Canada’s Conservatives want the government to succeed—for the sake of every Canadian. We cannot secure jobs, we cannot secure our economic recovery, we cannot secure the future without vaccines. I am deeply frustrated by the government’s on-going failure to procure and deliver vaccines for Canadians.

“A bad situation is made worse by the devastating news that Canada won’t receive any Pfizer vaccines next week.”

He said the Conservatives want the government to:

  1. Tell Canadians what specific steps they are taking to make up this shortfall;
  2. Tell Canadians honestly when they can reasonably expect to be vaccinated;
  3. Disclose Canada’s precedence against other countries in the vaccine delivery schedules for the contracts they’ve signed; and
  4. Deliver an emergency plan that gets vaccines to Canadians.
Erin O’Toole Photo: Twitter

O’Toole said: “Canada sits at just 1.44% of its population vaccinated, well behind the pace of other nations. Canada is a proud, strong G7 nation. We cannot accept this kind of failure – not with so much at stake.”