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View Erin O'Toole Profile
CPC (ON)
View Erin O'Toole Profile
2020-12-02 14:27 [p.2809]
Mr. Speaker, in May, the government signed with Chinese pharmaceutical giant CanSino to manufacture a COVID-19 vaccine. In late August, the deal fell apart. It was not until September 16 that the government opened up a new approval stream for COVID-19 vaccines that could be imported to Canada. The first approvals were not applied for until October.
Why did the Prime Minister cost Canadians five months in the vaccine race because he wanted to partner with China?
View Justin Trudeau Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Justin Trudeau Profile
2020-12-02 14:28 [p.2809]
Mr. Speaker, from the spring we knew that the way through this pandemic was going to be with vaccines, so we set out to make deals and to find out how many vaccine companies we could sign potential deals with. We actually signed and announced deals with Moderna and Pfizer in early August, well before the CanSino project fell through.
We put all our eggs in as many different baskets as possible, and that is how we have the most diverse portfolio of vaccines and more doses potentially per capita than any other country in the world. We have been there for Canadians.
View Erin O'Toole Profile
CPC (ON)
View Erin O'Toole Profile
2020-12-02 14:28 [p.2809]
Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister partnered with CanSino first in May. We know from Global News today that CSIS had been warning the government about CanSino for years. In fact, we asked the public safety minister last week if intelligence officials had briefed the Prime Minister and the government about risks on CanSino. He refused to answer, and Canadians deserve answers.
How delayed is our vaccine response going to be because the Prime Minister preferred to partner with China ahead of everyone else?
View Justin Trudeau Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Justin Trudeau Profile
2020-12-02 14:29 [p.2809]
Mr. Speaker, the answer is not at all, not delayed at all. We set out to ensure we were knocking on every single door. We were ensuring that regardless of which companies or which researchers found the vaccine first, Canadians would get doses of those vaccines. That is how we ended up with the broadest portfolio of potential vaccines of most countries in the world and more doses per capita than just about any other country.
We have been there with a solid plan to ensure that Canadians get vaccinated when the time comes.
View Erin O'Toole Profile
CPC (ON)
View Erin O'Toole Profile
2020-12-02 14:29 [p.2809]
Mr. Speaker, “what China did, is they got what they needed (from Canada) and they stopped the vaccine shipment. This neutralizes the ability for Canada to participate in developing the vaccine.” This is the assessment of a leading intelligence expert on how the Liberal government got played by China.
Why did the government bet our nation's health, our economy, on a partnership that it was told was against our national security interest?
View Justin Trudeau Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Justin Trudeau Profile
2020-12-02 14:30 [p.2810]
Mr. Speaker, once again, the Conservative Party is just making things up. We actually secured the broadest range of vaccine potentials. We knocked on every door to ensure that Canadians would maximize their chances of getting an effective vaccine when they came through.
Yes, when CanSino withdrew, we went from potentially eight deals with vaccine makers to seven deals with vaccine makers. However, those seven deals that we have cover the best portfolio of any country in the world and more doses per citizen than just about any other country.
That is the leadership we have shown. That is how we have Canadians' backs.
View Pierre Paul-Hus Profile
CPC (QC)
Mr. Speaker, it was reported today that CanSinoBIO's Canadian-educated scientists were also working for Chinese Communist Party information collection networks.
What is worse, CanSinoBIO's co-founders are participating in the program, which aims to transfer knowledge and research results from Canada to China. We now know that CanSinoBIO never intended to honour the deal. Worse still, our Canadian intellectual property is now in the hands of the Chinese government. Why did the Prime Minister sign that deal with CanSinoBIO knowing these facts?
View Justin Trudeau Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Justin Trudeau Profile
2020-12-02 14:43 [p.2812]
Mr. Speaker, several years ago, the partnership with CanSinoBIO resulted in the distribution of a vaccine for the Ebola virus in West Africa, a collaboration that had a significant and positive impact around the world.
That is why we considered CanSinoBIO among all the other vaccine candidates we studied. We followed up and had negotiations and discussions with many companies that produce different vaccines. As a result, we now have the best portfolio of potential vaccines in the world, and more potential doses per Canadian than any other country in the world.
View Pierre Paul-Hus Profile
CPC (QC)
Mr. Speaker, that is nonsense.
We are currently talking about CanSinoBIO, a company whose CEO and executive director were identified as members of China's Thousand Talents Plan to act as informants for the Chinese Communist Party.
This is not the first time that the Liberal government is letting Canada's information and intellectual property flow to China. These are serious security risks for Canada. Why does the Prime Minister keep working with the Chinese communist regime?
View Justin Trudeau Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Justin Trudeau Profile
2020-12-02 14:44 [p.2812]
Mr. Speaker, my responsibility as Prime Minister is to ensure the health and safety of Canadians. That is what I did and what I will always do. I will work with anyone who can help ensure the safety of Canadians.
The Conservatives are saying that they would not have worked with China. That is their choice, but we are busy ensuring that we have access to more vaccines per person than any other country. Indeed, we sought to partner with all kinds of people to ensure the safety of Canadians.
While they cling to politics and ideology, we will work for Canadians.
View Luc Berthold Profile
CPC (QC)
View Luc Berthold Profile
2020-12-02 15:05 [p.2816]
Mr. Speaker, the President of the Treasury Board was responsible for ensuring that an official languages impact analysis was conducted for the WE Charity contract. The Minister of Official Languages said that the minister followed all the rules. The upshot was that the contract was awarded without an official languages impact analysis, to the detriment of francophones. The Treasury Board does not take French seriously, and all of the responsibility for this fiasco lies with the President of the Treasury Board.
Will the Prime Minister make his minister do his job and fulfill his responsibilities? It is time to act.
View Justin Trudeau Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Justin Trudeau Profile
2020-12-02 15:06 [p.2816]
Mr. Speaker, as we have clearly said many times, the non-partisan public service recommended this structure and approach to support young people.
We will always be there to support young people, whether by granting interest relief on Canada student loans and Canada apprenticeship loans for a full year, enhancing the youth employment and skills strategy, or supporting up to 120,000 placements through the Canada summer jobs program next year.
We will be there to protect young people. We will be there to defend French across the country.
View Erin O'Toole Profile
CPC (ON)
View Erin O'Toole Profile
2020-12-01 14:19 [p.2763]
Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister is responsible for presenting a comprehensive plan for vaccine distribution for Canadians. So far, all we get are Liberal buzzwords like a “robust portfolio” and no details. Seven months ago, the Prime Minister announced with great fanfare its joint venture on a vaccine with China. The China deal fell apart at the end of the summer, and since then it has been scrambling to come up with plans for a vaccine.
Why did the Prime Minister put the lives of Canadians in the hands of Communist China when it came to a COVID vaccine?
View Justin Trudeau Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Justin Trudeau Profile
2020-12-01 14:19 [p.2763]
Mr. Speaker, the Leader of the Opposition should not just make stuff up. The fact is that we secured contracts for vaccines in August, and right now we are moving forward with the approvals for four different vaccines, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and now Johnson & Johnson, at Health Canada so that we can be sure that as soon as those vaccines arrive we will be able to deliver them to Canadians. We know we need to get through this with vaccines and that is why the government has worked hard to ensure vaccines are there for Canadians.
View Erin O'Toole Profile
CPC (ON)
View Erin O'Toole Profile
2020-12-01 14:20 [p.2764]
Mr. Speaker, it is time for the Prime Minister to be honest with Canadians. Last May, they announced a joint venture with China, the CanSino deal. That was going to be their major vaccine distribution plan for Canada. That deal fell apart in August, and then in September, they changed the regulatory structure and started dealing with Moderna and all the other companies.
It is time for truth. Why did the Prime Minister put all of our vaccine eggs in the Communist China basket?
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