It is not Trudeau's fault that Canada cannot manufacture vaccines.

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Gomez Adams

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And there it is again. Every time something is privatized it's ruined. It ceases to be a construct to serve the people and becomes a vehicle to make profits at the expense of the people.

Texas' power grid is another prime example of what privatization does.
 
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So I take it Canada doesn't have an order like the US does for wartime or emergency production? How the fuck do you deal with an emergency? I mean shit. If you can't whip people into action over a pandemic what the hell can you make them do ever?
 

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We have no domestic production capability (or had none until this was underway)
The failure of the CanSino deal and the delay in building the new NRC facility left Canada reliant on foreign sources of vaccine.
We did have a supply arraigned with the Chinese and later other countries (cough, cough, Hi southern neighbours) but they have moved to nationalistic supply and blocked exports (Hi Joe) until their own have been vaccinated - not that I can blame them.

Right now, from what I've been following I can expect my vaccine sometime between Apr to June.
 
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They do. This refers to a pharmaceutical company that used to be government run that went privatized back in the 80's and is now not producing large quantities of vaccine because there's no money in it for them.
Oh ok. I get it.

We have no domestic production capability (or had none until this was underway)

We did have a supply arraigned with the Chinese and later other countries (cough, cough, Hi southern neighbours) but they have moved to nationalistic supply and blocked exports (Hi Joe) until their own have been vaccinated - not that I can blame them.

Right now, from what I've been following I can expect my vaccine sometime between Apr to June.
I can't believe Canada can't make its own. That just seems not right.
 

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The failure of the CanSino deal and the delay in building the new NRC facility left Canada reliant on foreign sources of vaccine.

The delay time frame:

However, in early February, Trudeau admitted that the NRC plant wouldn’t be ready until the summer of 2021, and with the need to outfit the facility for the Novavax vaccine and subsequent Health Canada inspections, there won’t be any vaccine coming from there until the end of 2021.

The contracts for the vaccine were negotiated based on advice provided by the 18 member COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force set up by the NRC in June 2020.

Both the co-chairs of the task force have conflicts of interest with companies producing the vaccines and the terms of the contracts are being kept secret. Among other things, we don’t know what price Canada is paying for each vaccine, what the timeline for delivery is, whether there are penalties for delays and how the contracts are being enforced, if at all.

I have no words, except, our political-party alternative is unpalatable.