Mr. Speaker, by all means, let us talk abut Medicago. They sent their proposal in March but did not hear back until July. That delay was the government's fault.
Let me give a quick recap. The government did not create a consortium of all the Canadian researchers with the expertise to find a vaccine. It did not convene experts to advise it until June 26, which was five months late. It did not invest in production capacity until August 31, which was seven months late. It did not make meaningful investments in domestic vaccine production until October 23, which was nine months late.
As a result, we are depending on other countries and getting our vaccines late.
Why did the government not show some vision instead of always being late?