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Canada: Justin Trudeau’s botched vaccine roll out


Canadian Prime Minister Justin-Trudeau
Credit: Justin Trudeau – Prime Minister of Canada/Wikipedia/Creative Commons 3.0

It is becoming increasing obvious that Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is clearly in over his head. He had companies willing to produce a made-in Canada vaccine, but things started going wrong because of Trudeau’s unhealthy obsession with Communist China.

The National Post explains:

Let’s go back to April of 2020. The world is still very much in the first wave of COVID-19, and governments around the world are scrambling to find some way to get back to normal. On May 6, the Government of Canada announces a deal with CanSino, a Chinese company that was developing what was then one of the world’s most promising vaccine candidates.

The arrangement was that Canada would conduct human trials for the CanSino vaccine and then, once it was approved, we’d manufacture it within our own borders.

But there’s just one problem. When CanSino tried to send Canada its first shipments of the vaccine, it was arbitrarily blocked at the border by Chinese authorities. Why? Probably retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou for extradition to the United States.

And oh yeah, before we forget here is an article on the vaccine produced by Communist China. READ: China Declares Its 50-Percent Effective Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate ‘Good Enough’

And here is how the Chinese feel about vaccines produced by their Communist overloads. READ: China Struggling to Convince Citizens to Take Chinese-Made Flu Shots AND: Coronavirus: vaccine scandals haunt China’s winter flu shot drive

But the National Post continues explaining what happened after Trudeau’s plans for a Chinese vaccine fell apart:

As a result it wasn’t until Aug. 5 that Canada could finally announce a contract with Pfizer and Moderna, makers of the two most widely used vaccines. The Canadian government has weirdly refused to publicize their contracts with these companies, but what’s emerging is that we are definitely not at the front of the line for these shots.

But wait, there’s more. Evidence is continuing to emerge that Ottawa repeatedly turned down domestic offers for vaccine production. PnuVax approached the federal government in mid-2020, promising that they could be cranking 1 million doses out of their Montreal facility by December. The feds ignored them, and decided to instead centre all of Canada’s vaccine production at an under-construction government facility that won’t be completed until next year.

Or there’s Calgary’s Providence Therapeutics, who had a vaccine candidate that was showing early success in mice. They petitioned the federal government for support to bring it to clinical trials, but they got no answer as well (they’ve since struck a deal directly with the Manitoba government).

READ: How Ottawa’s mistakes ensured you’ll likely be vaccinated six months later than everyone else

While displaying a glaring deficiency on the vaccine side, the former drama teacher really came into his own on the financial side. Below is the list of government’s 2020 deficits as a percentage of the country’s GDP (the size of its economy).

Canada’s Justin Trudeau led the deficit pack in 2020, and despite America’s monstrous deficit of US$3.3 trillion in 2020, the US wasn’t even a close second:

Canada-19.9Peru-9.4
United States-18.7New Zealand-9.2
Brazil-16.8Netherlands-8.8
United Kingdom-16.5Slovak Republic-8.8
Japan-14.2Portugal-8.4
Spain-14.1Hungary-8.3
South Africa-14.0Germany-8.2
India-13-1Pakistan-8.0
Italy-13.0Turkey-7.9
Israel-12.9Finland-6.8
China-11.9Ireland-6.0
Hong Kong SAR-11.8Sweden-5.9
Belgium-11.4Mexico-5.8
France-10.8Russian Federation-5.3
Singapore-10.8Switzerland-4.2
Saudi Arabia-10.6Denmark-4.0
Poland-10.5South Korea-3.2
Australia-10.1Norway-1.8
Austria-9.9
Source: International Money Fund (general government net lending/borrowing as a percentage of gross
domestic product 2020)

And the following chart reveals Canada’s exploding government debt (light blue), compared to other countries. Remember debt is just unpaid taxes.

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