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View Gérard Deltell Profile
CPC (QC)
View Gérard Deltell Profile
2021-04-16 11:17 [p.5741]
Madam Speaker, unfortunately for Canadians, there is once again mass confusion over access to vaccines and our ability to vaccinate all Canadians. Just a couple of minutes ago, Moderna announced that, instead of sending a late delivery of 1.2 million doses, it would be sending just half of that amount. In June, we could be 2 million doses short of our expected delivery numbers. Once again, this is the Liberal government's fault. How did the minister respond to this? She said, and I quote, “we are disappointed”.
Canadians deserve better than empty words like that. Canadians deserve the facts.
Will the Prime Minister—
View Alexandra Mendès Profile
Lib. (QC)
Order. The parliamentary secretary.
View Steven MacKinnon Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Steven MacKinnon Profile
2021-04-16 11:18 [p.5741]
Madam Speaker, we, of course, share this sense of urgency to get all Canadians vaccinated.
So far, 12.7 million vaccine doses have been administered in Canada. We have shown time and time again that we can expedite the arrival of vaccines in Canada. Although we are disappointed in Moderna's supply constraints, we will continue to show that we will expedite vaccine deliveries to Canada.
View Gérard Deltell Profile
CPC (QC)
View Gérard Deltell Profile
2021-04-16 11:18 [p.5741]
Madam Speaker, once again, those statements are not based on facts. We are not getting more vaccines; we are getting fewer vaccines.
The government promised to deliver vaccines as planned, maybe with a few minor delays. These are not minor delays, though, because we are talking about a shortfall of millions of doses. Fewer vaccines means fewer vaccinations. Fewer vaccinations means the economic recovery will take longer.
Will the Prime Minister do his duty, stand up in the House, and finally tell Canadians the truth about vaccine delivery?
View Steven MacKinnon Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Steven MacKinnon Profile
2021-04-16 11:19 [p.5741]
Madam Speaker, I will tell Canadians the truth. The opposition wants to turn vaccine procurement into a partisan political issue. The fact is that the government is exceeding all its targets and all expectations with respect to vaccine delivery by millions of doses, as we saw with the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines.
I can assure Canadians that we will continue to have good news for them about this and that 50 million doses will be administered in Canada by the end—
View Alexandra Mendès Profile
Lib. (QC)
Order. The hon. member for Louis-Saint-Laurent.
View Gérard Deltell Profile
CPC (QC)
View Gérard Deltell Profile
2021-04-16 11:19 [p.5741]
Madam Speaker, the facts do not support what the parliamentary secretary is saying.
The Prime Minister needs to tell Canadians the truth. Unfortunately, he did just the opposite when he expressed doubts about the CNN story, which was broadcast around the world and reported that Canada is having some real problems.
Could the Prime Minister stand up in this House and tell Canadians the truth for once about the problems Canada is having with its vaccine supply? That is his job.
View Steven MacKinnon Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Steven MacKinnon Profile
2021-04-16 11:20 [p.5742]
Madam Speaker, on vaccines, the Prime Minister is telling the truth, both in the House and to all Canadians. He is about to do so again in a few minutes.
The fact is that the opposition is playing political games, while we are busy working to get vaccines into Canada more quickly. We have demonstrated that over and over again, and we will continue to demonstrate it.
View Pierre Poilievre Profile
CPC (ON)
View Pierre Poilievre Profile
2021-04-16 11:20 [p.5742]
Madam Speaker, Canada has four dollars of household, corporate and government debt for every dollar of economic output.
That is the highest ratio in recorded Canadian history, twice our historic average, higher than the ratio in the U.S. during the subprime crisis or in Greece during that country's sovereign debt crisis.
We now show all five leading indicators of a forthcoming debt crisis. Will the budget, which has been delayed for two years, address this forthcoming debt crisis?
View Sean Fraser Profile
Lib. (NS)
View Sean Fraser Profile
2021-04-16 11:21 [p.5742]
Madam Speaker, it is curious to me that the Conservative Party, at every opportunity, seems to register complaints about the cost of our pandemic response without reflecting, as well, on the cost of inaction.
We know that the pandemic created immense costs for Canadian households and businesses. That is why we put forward programs, like the Canada emergency response benefit, to keep food on the table for nine million Canadians. It is why we advanced the wage subsidy, to keep five million workers on the payroll.
Canadians can rest assured that when we table the budget, we will continue to focus on measures that will protect their health and well-being, and support—
View Alexandra Mendès Profile
Lib. (QC)
The hon. member for Carleton.
View Pierre Poilievre Profile
CPC (ON)
View Pierre Poilievre Profile
2021-04-16 11:22 [p.5742]
Madam Speaker, the government's deficit and the rising debts of households and small businesses is the cost of inaction. It is the result of the terrible job the government did in letting thousands of people enter from China after it was warned by the military of a brewing pandemic. It is the cost of the government's vaccine failure. It is the cost of the late turnaround on rapid testing.
The cost of all of that will be a debt crisis. Will the government address the forthcoming debt crisis in the budget, or will we cross that bridge when it collapses?
View Sean Fraser Profile
Lib. (NS)
View Sean Fraser Profile
2021-04-16 11:22 [p.5742]
Madam Speaker, the Conservatives do not seem to be willing to contemplate the true cost of inaction. I would point the hon. member to a recent report of the IMF. It indicates that, had the government not taken action, the scale of the federal deficit would have been roughly similar, but the Canadian economy would have suffered enormous job losses. This would have created economic scarring that would have prevented Canada from recovering when the time came to do so.
We will continue to invest in supports for households and businesses to help them weather this storm and to ensure that we set the stage for the economy to come roaring back. In particular, I would point the member to the recent jobs numbers, which show over—
View Alexandra Mendès Profile
Lib. (QC)
The hon. member for Manicouagan.
View Marilène Gill Profile
BQ (QC)
View Marilène Gill Profile
2021-04-16 11:23 [p.5742]
Madam Speaker, once again, the federal government's management of the quarantine for temporary foreign workers is a fiasco.
This year, the new testing has added to the burden on businesses. The federal government has contracted the testing out to a unilingual anglophone company in Ontario that cannot serve Quebec.
As a result, workers are being forced to isolate for 25 days while awaiting their results, and business owners are wasting whole days dealing with the red tape.
When will the government take action so that the workers we need can get to work when we need them?
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