Madam Speaker, I look forward to getting my 10 doses, but realistically, I will not get vaccinated for quite some time.
The United Kingdom took a different approach. At the beginning of the crisis, it strengthened its production capacity. It brought together a consortium of experts to work on developing a vaccine long before the end of June. They manufactured it locally and are currently conducting widespread vaccinations.
Canada ignored the advice of its own experts and chose instead to work with China. That approach failed.
Why did the government put all of its eggs in the foreign procurement basket? Why did it not set up a parallel program here?