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Ottawa/Canadian-Media: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was again questioned by Scott Moe, the premier of Saskatchewan and the opposition parties in the House of Commons over his government's efforts to buy and distribute COVID-19 vaccines, media reports said.
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"I was very concerned and frankly, quite troubled to hear the prime minister's comments yesterday that Canada may be at the back of the line when it comes to receiving a vaccine," Moe said.
On Tuesday, Trudeau said that his government has signed contracts with seven companies to provide Canada with more than 350 million doses of vaccines, ensuring a supply from whichever vaccine is proven to work, but Canada lacks the ability to manufacture a vaccine the way the U.S., U.K. and Germany do.
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc told virtually to Power & Politics Nov 25 that, contingent on regulatory approval, Canada will start to receive coronavirus vaccine doses in January 2021.
Trudeau blamed the Conservatives for Canada's inability to produce COVID-19 vaccines domestically.