Conservatives push Liberals for details on vaccine rollout plan

The Conservatives are pushing the federal government to release detailed reporting on how, and when, the COVID-19 vaccine will roll out in Canada.

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and his party’s health critic, Michelle Rempel Garner, are holding a news conference on an opposition day motion that will ask the government to release its plan by Dec. 16. It’s set to begin at 9 a.m. ET and CBCNews.ca will carry it live.

The motion calls for a status update on:

  • How each type of vaccine will be safely delivered to Canada, stored and distributed to Canadians.
  • The date on which each vaccine type will first be deployed in Canada and the rate of vaccinations anticipated by month.
  • Any planned federal guidance with respect to the deployment of the vaccine by priority group, such as front-line health workers and seniors.
  • The plan to distribute the vaccine to Indigenous communities, members of the Canadian Armed Forces and veterans.

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